New Zealand Labour Party

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard

Speaker of the House of Representatives

List MP

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Trevor Mallard is the Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives.

Trevor advocates for the opportunity for all New Zealanders to reach their potential through quality education and good jobs, within a high-wage and high-skill economy.

Trevor is a graduate (BCA) from Victoria University and subsequently from Wellington Teachers' College and the University of Waikato.

Trevor has been the licensee of an early childhood centre, the President of the Student Teachers Association of New Zealand and an unpaid trade union official in the King Country.

Before his election to Parliament, Trevor worked as an accountant, teacher and rural adult education organiser.

Trevor has held various Ministerial Portfolios including Education and State Services (1999-2005) Sport (1999-2007) and Associate Finance (1999-2008).

Trevor, the former Member for Hutt South, is a passionate supporter of Hutt causes, including closing legal high shops, battling for Wainuiomata against prejudiced moteliers, and getting the poison out of the Waiwhetu stream.

He holds a racing bike licence, regularly traps possums and walks his dogs in the Rimutaka Forest Park, watches First XV and club rugby and reads thrillers both through audiobooks and on his iPad for relaxation. While he is keen on rugby, he hasn't managed to develop a sidestep.

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Parliamentary office


Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Latest from Rt Hon Trevor Mallard

Man without power for 2 years but HNZ to check paddling pools

March 31, 2016

Housing NZ has totally flawed priorities when it can let a man with an intellectual disability live in a flat without power because of water damage for two years, but require tenancy managers to approve paddling pools, Labour’s MP for Hutt South Trevor Mallard says.

“The man lives in a Housing NZ flat in Petone – in my electorate – which is virtually unliveable. There are holes in the walls, mould, a broken door and window, and peeling wallpaper.

Zoo CEO: Panda project doesn’t bear thinking about

October 15, 2015

Wellington Zoo would be ‘playing with fire’ if it pandered to the Prime Minister’s desire to house two giant pandas its CEO has warned.

“Correspondence released to Labour under the Official Information Act reveals zoo boss Karen Fifield raised alarm bells about the costs of acquiring the bears following a conversation with her counterpart at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo,” Labour’s Animal Welfare spokesperson Trevor Mallard says.


Taxpayer bucks backing US billionaire

April 23, 2015

Kiwis will be horrified to know they are backing a Team Oracle subsidiary owned by a US billionaire, Labour’s Sports and Recreation spokesperson Trevor Mallard says.

It has been revealed today that a Warkworth boat building company, which is wholly owned by Larry Ellison’s America’s Cup team Oracle Racing, may have received millions of dollars in funding from the Government’s Callaghan Institute.

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