Annette King

Deputy Leader & MP for Rongotai

Spokesperson for Health

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Annette has proudly represented the eastern and southern suburbs of Wellington for 21 years.  Annette is also the MP for the Chatham Islands, which gives her both an urban and rural view of people's concerns. Getting involved in the local community and advocating for the values and policies of Labour is Annette's passion.  Her number one hobby is her grandkids, with travel and movies when there is time to spare.

Career Highlights

  • Annette set up the Community Employment Development Group when she was the Minister of Employment.
  • She brought democracy back to the public health system through the establishment of District Health Boards and the passage of the NZ Public Health and Disability Act.
  • As Minister of Health, Annette approved the rebuild of hospitals under the fifth Labour government from Kaitaia to Invercargill.
  • On behalf of the Labour Government, she signed and ratified the UN Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which now guides tobacco policy in NZ.
  • Annette also secured funding for Chatham Islands infrastructure (only for the National government to cancel it!)

Contact Annette King

Rongotai electorate office in Newtown

Phone: 04 389 0989
Physical: 172 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington 6021

Parliamentary Office

Phone: 04 817 9103

Latest from Annette King

Vital equipment, not icing on the cake

July 31, 2016

Hospitals are increasingly being forced to turn to fundraising to buy essential equipment as National’s cuts to health take their toll, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.

“Right now we’ve got a charity organisation rattling the tins for a heli-pad for Canterbury DHB and Starship Hospital undertaking door-to-door collections.

Labour supports Spencer victory

July 21, 2016

Labour congratulates Margaret Spencer for her tireless efforts in challenging the Government over family carer rights, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Annette King.

New official figures show DHB’s financial strife

July 08, 2016

New figures from the Ministry of Health show 12 out of 20 district health boards have not been fully funded this year to cope with the aging population, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King.

“The Ministry’s own figures to the Health Select Committee show that – as part of $1.7 billion of Government cuts to the sector over the past six years – DHBs are not getting enough money to meet the costs of New Zealand’s growing elderly population.

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