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Heather Roy

Hon Heather Roy MP

About Heather

Heather Roy, Wife, Mother, Physiotherapist, Soldier, MP, first entered Parliament as an ACT New Zealand List MP in July 2002, and is currently ACT’s Deputy Leader.

Originally from Palmerston in the South Island, Heather – now a Wellington Central resident – is a former physiotherapist who has worked in both the public and private health sectors in New Zealand and the UK.

A dedicated wife and mother of five, Heather manages to juggle family with her role in the Territorial Force of the New Zealand Army – she is in the engineering corps of 5 Wellington West Coast Taranaki (WWCT) Battalion Group – her volunteer work for Karori Normal School, and her career in Parliament.

However, on becoming a Minister in 2008, Heather has transferred to the Non-Active Reserve of the NZ Army to avoid any potential conflicts of interest and her volunteer work has had to be reduced due to the increased workload of ministerial portfolios.



ACT Deputy Leader
Party Whip


Minister of Consumer Affairs
Associate Minister of Defence
Associate Minister of Education



Foreign Affairs and Trade
Veterans Affairs

Select Committees


Heather's Latest Blog Posts

  • My attention was caught today by the 'Dominion Post' front page article, which told of an Australian researcher who wants the public to help her identify Kiwi airmen depicted in over 100 photos fou

  • After three years without a single Private Member's Bill being drawn, ACT has now had two pulled from the Ballot in a matter of days - Sir Roger Douglas' Voluntary Student Membership Bill last week

  • I was very interested this week to read an article in the 'Marlborough Express' that reinforced my view that good old Kiwi ingenuity is still alive and kicking.

  • Legislation this week - August 25-27 2009

    Government Bills:
    Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill - Committee Stages
    ACT to Support

  • In an age where consumers can purchase items direct from all over the global community, credit cards have become the norm.