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lgnz16 creating places where people love to live, work and play

24-26 July, Dunedin Centre, Dunedin

Hon Louise Upston

Louise Upston is the Member of Parliament for Taupo, a seat she has held since the General Election of 2008.

In October 2014 Louise was appointed Minister for Land Information and Minister for Women; and was given responsibilities as Associate Minister of Local Government; and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.  She is a Member of Parliament's Justice and Electoral Committee.

Prior to being appointed a Minister, Louise was Government Chief Whip for two years and was Junior Whip for one year.  She has also served on the Parliamentary Service Commission and has been a member of the Government Administration, Education and Science, Local Government and Environment, and Maori Affairs select committees.

Before entering Parliament in 2008 Louise was self-employed as a project management consultant.  She also held directorships in a number of trusts and companies involved in property, tourism, project management, and consulting.  Louise holds an MBA from Waikato University. 




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