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Hon Grant Robertson

Deputy Prime Minister & MP for Wellington Central

Minister of Finance

Minister for Infrastructure

Minister for Racing

Minister of Sport and Recreation

Hon Grant Robertson

Contact

Wellington Central electorate office

04 801 8079
office@grantrobertson.co.nz

220 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington
PO Box 27351, Wellington 6141

Parliamentary office

04 817 8703
grant.robertson@parliament.govt.nz

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Hon Grant Robertson

Meet Grant

Hon Grant Robertson was born in Palmerston North and lived in Hastings before his family settled in Dunedin. Grant’s belief in social justice and a desire to see every New Zealander able to achieve their potential led him to politics, and he has been the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central since 2008.

He studied politics at Otago, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1995. At university he was the President of the Otago University Students’ Association and became Co-President of the New Zealand University Students Association.

Grant joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1997 where he managed the New Zealand Overseas Aid Programme to Samoa. He was then posted to the United Nations in New York, working on global environment and development issues.

On his return to New Zealand, Grant became an advisor to former Prime Minister Helen Clark. Following this, he took a business development role with the University of Otago, working with researchers, investors and businesses to develop and commercialise the university’s world-leading research.

In Opposition, Grant held a range of portfolios, including Finance from 2014 to 2017. After the 2017 election, Grant was appointed Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

Grant was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in the 2020 Labour Government, alongside Minister of Finance, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Racing, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission

He met his partner Alf in 1998 playing rugby and their family now includes four grandchildren. In 2009 they were joined in a civil union.

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