Garry Moore (mayor)

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Garry Moore
Garry Moore, 2012.jpg
Garry Moore in 2012
44th Mayor of Christchurch
In office
Preceded by Vicki Buck
Succeeded by Bob Parker
Personal details
Born 8 January 1951
Nationality New Zealand
Spouse(s) Pam Sharpe
Residence Shirley

Garry Moore, CNZM (born 8 January 1951) is a former Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, serving from 1998 to 2007. Subsequently, he was a board member of the New Zealand Transport Agency.[1] He is a 'South Island enthusiast'.[2]

Early life[edit]

Moore trained as an accountant. In the 1980s, he was involved in several schemes helping unemployed people. Whale Watch Ltd in Kaikoura is one such company that he helped set up.[3]

Political career[edit]

Garry Moore opening the 2001 NZ Cycling Conference

In 1989, Moore was elected to the Area Health Board, which can be seen as early predecessors of the District Health Boards. Starting in 1992, he served two terms as councillor, before he was elected mayor in the 1998 local body elections.[3] He announced that he would not stand for re-election in the 2007 local body elections. Former television host Bob Parker succeeded Moore as mayor of Christchurch in October 2007.

Post politics[edit]

In 2008 Moore was appointed a board member of the newly amalgamated NZ Transport Agency.[4]


  1. ^ "Our Board". Wellington: NZTA. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Counting the changes". The Press. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Next Generation Internet NZ : speaker biography for Garry Moore". 
  4. ^ "NZ Transport Agency board announcement" (Press release). 
Political offices
Preceded by
Vicki Buck
Mayor of Christchurch
Succeeded by
Bob Parker