Darroch Ball

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Darroch Ball
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for List
Assumed office
20 September 2014
Personal details
Born 1982 (age 35–36)
Auckland, New Zealand
Political party New Zealand First
Children 2
Alma mater University of Auckland

Darroch Leicester Ball (born 1982) is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of New Zealand First.

Early life

Ball was born and raised in Auckland. He attended Liston College (1996–1999) in Henderson, before graduating with a bachelor's degree majoring in biological science from the University of Auckland.[1] He was an army officer and then became a science teacher at Waiopehu College.[1][2] He is on the board of trustees of Linton Camp School.[3]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2014–2017 51st List 10 NZ First
2017–present 52nd List 5 NZ First

Ball was the NZ First electorate committee vice-chairman in Palmerston North.[4] In October 2013, he was elected the party's vice-president for the North Island.[5] He stood in the Palmerston North electorate in the 2014 election and was elected from the New Zealand First list, where he was ranked 10th.[2]

His party spokesperson portfolios comprise Research, Science and Technology, Social Policy/Welfare, Civil Defence and Emergency Issues, Consumer Affairs, and Youth Affairs.

Ball also hosts a weekly radio programme about New Zealand politics on Access Manawatu, his local community access radio station.[6]


  1. ^ a b Matthew Grocott (22 September 2014). "MP Ball needs introducing". Manawatu Standard. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Bennett, Adam (21 September 2014). "Election results 2014: Winston Peters blames Labour and Greens for rout". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  3. ^ "The Board of Trustees". Linton Camp School. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Uni more than 'beer and skittles'". Manawatu Standard. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  5. ^ "New Zealand First selects new President" (Press release). NZFirst. Voxy.co.nz. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Issues and current affiars". Association of Community Access Broadcasters. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015.

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