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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
Email: a.king@parliament.govt.nz

Parliamentary Office

Phone: 04 817 9103
Email: a.king@parliament.govt.nz


Latest from Annette King

New year, same old story for underfunded health

January 07, 2017

While the New Year often heralds resolutions to improve, the industrial strife currently wracking ambulance workers shows the Government has little interest in properly investing in the health sector, says Labour’s Health Spokesperson Annette King.

“The tense stand-off between ambulance staff and the St John organisation is evidence of growing industrial turmoil in the health sector caused by years of underfunding by the National Government.


National no-show gutless, but Labour is ready

December 19, 2016

Labour is ready and keen to talk about the problems facing electors in Mt Albert despite the gutless decision of Bill English not to front a National candidate there, says Labour Deputy Leader Annette King.

“English is running scared from his first test as a leader. He clearly doesn’t want another bloody nose after the Mt Roskill defeat.


New Cabinet, same old songbook

December 18, 2016

Labour congratulates the new Ministers in the National led Government who have a huge challenge ahead, says Labour Deputy Leader Annette King.

“It’s a privilege to be a Minister and I wish them well because they have a big responsibility to deliver hope and opportunity to New Zealanders.


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