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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

Free chickenpox immunisation for kids

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman welcomes the introduction of free chickenpox vaccination for 15 month olds, beginning on 1 July. “The introduction of the free chickenpox vaccine for 15...

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General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend. “It’s important that health facilities around the country are well...

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Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the Wellington Hospitals Volunteer Service as the overall winner of the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.  “The Health Volunteer Awards celebrate and...

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1 Molesworth St
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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