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Scott was elected as Member of Parliament for Coromandel in November 2011.

Prior to becoming a candidate in the General Election, he was CEO of the nationwide children's charity Make-A-Wish New Zealand.

He has a strong business and commercial background having previously worked as New Zealand General Manger for Protector Safety, HPM and Caroma Industries.

Scott is a 4th generation "Coromandelite" and lives in Thames.

His great grand parents arrived in Kuaotunu just north of Whitianga in the mid 1800s.

Members of his extended family still farm in the area and he has owned a home there for over 20 years.

Scott is a graduate of Auckland University, a Justice of the Peace and a member of the Institute of Directors.

He has always been active in his local community. He is a former Red Cross branch chairman and for 5 years chaired the General Distribution Committee of the Lottery Grants Board, assisting in allocating funding to worthy community groups and initiatives from all around New Zealand.

Scott has two adult children. His interests outside politics include trying to keep fit, reading and family time.

Latest news by Hon Scott Simpson

Improved data collection about disabled people

A new set of questions is being included in national surveys to improve information about disabled people and their lives, Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner and Statistics Minister Scott Simpson...

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Predator-free Eastbourne supported

The Government has granted a Wellington community group nearly $35,000 to help it deal with predators, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The...

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Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....

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