Hon Maggie Barry

Maggie Barry is National’s electorate MP for North Shore, elected in 2011.

During her 30-year career she was an award winning radio and television news and current affairs broadcaster, feature writer, and co-producer and presenter of Maggie’s Garden Show on TVNZ.

A successful businesswoman and owner of a specialist international travel company, Maggie has also worked on the National Health Committee chairing a working party into palliative care and heading a review into NZ Maternity services for various Ministers of Health.

Her extensive community work is as a former Patron of Mary Potter Hospice and of Hospice NZ and Alzheimers Wellington. Governance experience includes being a two-term Director with Outward Bound and Chair of the NZ Book Council.

Maggie was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to broadcasting.