Colin King

Colin King

Colin King MNZM (born 19 December 1949) is a New Zealand politician, and currently serves as a member of Parliament.


Early years

King was born in 1949 in Canterbury. He is a farmer from Marlborough, and has held senior roles in various boards and trusts relating to the agricultural sector. In 2000 he was awarded MNZM for services to shearing and the wool industry.[1]


King is married and has four adult children.[1]

Member of Parliament

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2005–2008 48th Kaikoura 42 National
2008–present 49th Kaikōura 47 National

In the 2005 election, King was a candidate for the National Party, standing in the Kaikoura electorate and being ranked 42nd on the party list. He won the Kaikoura electorate receiving 17,755 votes, a margin of 4,675 over the second placed candidate Brendon Burns and entered Parliament.[2]

In the 2008 Elections he successfully retained the Kaikoura Electorate and increased his vote and the Party vote but was moved further down the list.


Political offices
Preceded by
Lynda Scott
Member of Parliament for Kaikoura
2005 – present

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