Rangiora (New Zealand electorate)

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Rangiora is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate, based on the town of Rangiora.[1]

Population centres

The electorate is based on the town of Rangiora and the surrounding rural area, and is north of Christchurch in North Canterbury.

History

The electorate existed from 1963 when it replaced the Hurunui electorate to 1996, when with mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation it was absorbed into the new Waimakariri electorate.

The electorate is semi-rural and was represented by the National Party except for the 1972-1975 period. Derek Quigley was a National MP who was opposed to the interventionist policies of Muldoon's Third National Government. He resigned from Cabinet in 1982, and from Parliament in 1984.

Members of Parliament

Key  National    Labour  

Election Winner
1963 election Herbert Pickering
1966 election
1969 election
1972 election Kerry Burke
1975 election Derek Quigley
1978 election
1981 election
1984 election Jim Gerard
1987 election
1990 election
1993 election
(Electorate abolished in 1996; see Waimakariri)

Notes

  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 

References

  • McRobie, Alan (1989). Electoral Atlas of New Zealand. Wellington: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01384-8. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
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