A little more about me:
2002 – 2011 Member of Parliament for Coromandel. 10th Highest majority for a NZ Electorate MP. Portfolios held include Senior Citizens, Internal Affairs, Disabilities; Chair Law and Order Select Committee; Member Primary Production Select Committee.
1980 until 2007 Dairy Farming on the Coromandel (with husband Bernard)
1999 – 2002 Councillor, TCDC. Roles included Representative for Rural Communities, rural drainage and water committees, women’s centre, Thames Coast Reserves and communities. Audit, Roading, airfield, harbour, and Iwi Liaison Committee
Previously Secretary Coromandel Resource Users Assn.; Secretary Thames Agricultural Advisory Committee; Committee of Thames Valley Dairy Farmer of the Year; Supplier Representative of the NZ Dairy Group; Judge for Farm Environment Awards; Kellogg’s Rural Leadership Scholar; Waikato Conservation Board Appointee.; Chairperson/Secretary Federated Farmers Turua Branch; 1992 – 1995 Chairperson/ Secretary Hauraki plains Bobby Calf Pool; Runner up Thames Valley Dairy Farmer of the Year.