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|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for Bay of Plenty
20 September 2014
|Preceded by||Tony Ryall|
Todd Michael Muller
23 December 1968
Te Aroha, New Zealand
Todd Michael Muller (born 23 December 1968) is a New Zealand politician who was elected to Parliament at the 2014 general election as the MP for Bay of Plenty. He is a member of the New Zealand National Party.
The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 to determine the membership of the 51st New Zealand Parliament.
Bay of Plenty is a New Zealand electoral division returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current representative is Todd Muller of the National Party, first elected at the 2014 election. He replaced Tony Ryall, also of the National Party, who retired after representing the seat since 1996.
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Muller is the Opposition Spokesperson for climate change.
Muller was born in Te Aroha and raised in Te Puna, a small rural settlement just out of Tauranga in New Zealand. He attended the University of Waikato earning his master's degree in politics and history. Muller is married to Michelle and is father to their three children.
Te Aroha is a rural town in the Waikato region of New Zealand with a population of 3,906 people in the 2013 census, an increase of 138 people since 2006. It is 53 km (33 mi) northeast of Hamilton and 50 km (31 mi) south of Thames. It sits at the foot of 952 metres (3,123 ft) Mount Te Aroha, the highest point in the Kaimai Range.
Te Puna is a rural community near Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. It is located on State Highway 2, north of Bethlehem and south of Katikati.
Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It was settled by Māori late in the 13th century and by Europeans in the early 19th century and was constituted as a city in 1963. Tauranga City is the centre of the fifth largest urban area in New Zealand, with an urban population of 141,600.
Muller began his career with the New Zealand National Party, then worked as a staffer for former Prime Minister Jim Bolger. His recent career experience includes roles as a general manager for kiwifruit company Zespri, chief executive of Bay of Plenty company Apata Ltd who specialise in post-harvest operations, and most recently as Group Director Cooperative Affairs for Fonterra. He is a former Waikato University councillor, and sat on the boards of Plant and Food Research and the Sustainable Business Council.
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Kiwifruit, or Chinese gooseberry, is the edible berry of several species of woody vines in the genus Actinidia. The most common cultivar group of kiwifruit is oval, about the size of a large hen's egg. It has a thin, hair-like, fibrous, sour-but-edible light brown skin and light green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture with a sweet and unique flavour. China produced 50% of the world total of kiwifruit in 2017.
Zespri International Limited is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit. Zespri was formed as a co-operative of kiwifruit growers in New Zealand in 1997. Its international headquarters are in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|2014 –2017||51st||Bay of Plenty||59||National|
|2017 –present||52nd||Bay of Plenty||43||National|
Muller is currently the Member of Parliament for the Bay of Plenty electorate. Muller was selected to replace Tony Ryall in 2014.He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Environment Select Committee. He has previously served as Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee, and as Deputy Chair of the Education Select Committee.
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|November 2017 - March 2018||Crown/Maori Relations|
|November 2017 – present||Climate Change|
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|New Zealand Parliament|
| Member of Parliament for Bay of Plenty |