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.
The ASB Theatre in Blenheim will receive $1 million from the Government to assist with its development, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced.
A multi-million dollar fund to support regional cultural centres has been launched and opened for applications today by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry.
A new online history launched today illuminates an often overlooked part of New Zealand’s First World War story, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.