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Rodney Hide

Hon Rodney Hide MP

About Rodney

Widely acknowledged as one of the country's most effective politicians, Rodney Hide is a tireless promoter of ACT’s vision of a free and prosperous New Zealand where the role of government is limited to protecting the freedoms of its citizens.

A classical liberal from a hard-working background, Rodney made his name in Parliament as a defender of ordinary Kiwis’ rights and freedoms.

The founding chairman of ACT Party predecessor the Association of Consumers and Taxpayers, and founding president of ACT when it was established in 1994, Rodney has been instrumental in the establishment and evolution of ACT as New Zealand’s liberal party.

About Epsom

Epsom

Epsom is based around central and eastern Auckland City. It contains the suburbs of Parnell, Remuera, Mount Eden, Newmarket, Grafton, half of Greenlane and Epsom itself.

Rodney Hide won Epsom at the 2005 election by 3,102 votes, returning himself and ACT's deputy leader - Heather Roy - to parliament.

Over the next three years, Rodney worked hard to be the best MP for Epsom and was returned with a greatly increased majority of 12,882 at the 2008 election, bringing 5 ACT MPs into parliament.

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Responsibilities

Party

ACT Leader
MP for Epsom

Ministerial

Minister of Local Government
Minister for Regulatory Reform
Associate Minister of Commerce

Parliamentary

Portfolios

Climate Change
Environment

Select Committees

Special Committee on Climate Change

Rodney's Latest Blog Posts


  • Rodney Hide, as MP for Epsom, attended the opening of the new Aquatic Centre at Diocesan School for Girls in February 2009.

  • Rodney Hide (right) visiting the site of the Hobson Tunnel Project with ARC Chairman Mike Lee (left) and Auckland City Mayor John Banks (centre) in February 2009.


  • OK, WE KNOW WE'RE IN A HOLE - NOW IT'S TIME TO STOP DIGGING


    New Zealand is facing an extraordinary situation.

  • ACT cares about the victims not the killers.

    Today David Garrett Kenneth Wang and I walked past 77 coffins placed outside Mt Eden prison.

  • I am hearing good news from Epsom