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Dr Jonathan Coleman is the Minister of Health and Minister for Sport and Recreation. He was elected to Parliament in 2005 and is the MP for Northcote which he holds with a 9664 majority.

He has been a Cabinet Minister since 2008, and has previously held the portfolios of Immigration, Broadcasting, Associate Tourism, Associate Health, Defence, State Services, and Associate Finance.

Prior to entering Parliament, Dr Coleman studied medicine at Auckland University. Following house surgeon years in Hawkes Bay and Auckland, he obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics.

He spent eight years overseas working and furthering his studies. After a year as a GP trainee in Oxford, Dr Coleman worked at a GP practice in London where he became a partner. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the London Business School.

After returning to New Zealand in 2001, Dr Coleman worked in clinical medicine and in management consultancy for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dr Coleman is married with two children.

Latest news by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

Further support for North Canterbury & Marlborough

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced an additional $500,000 investment to boost the post-earthquake support package for North Canterbury and Marlborough families. “The Government is committed to ensuring the...

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Govt welcomes World Masters Games

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman have today welcomed the World Masters Games 2017 to New Zealand. The World Masters Games is the...

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$9.9m Outpatient clinic for Waitemata opens

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Waitemata DHB’s new $9.9 million outpatient clinic at North Shore Hospital. “The new fit-for-purpose $9.9 million outpatient facility at North Shore Hospital...

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1 Molesworth St
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Auckland, Auckland 0626
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