Pauline Mona Gardiner (born 27 September 1947) is a former New Zealand politician. She was born in Christchurch.
Member of Parliament
Gardiner was a member of parliament from 1993 to 1996, representing first the National Party and then United New Zealand. She was first elected to Parliament in the 1993 elections as MP for the Wellington - Karori electorate representing National and defeating Labour candidate Chris Laidlaw who had won the seat in a by-election the previous year.
She is most well known for her campaign against drug abuse. In 1995, she left the National Party to join six other MPs in the establishment of United New Zealand, a centrist party. Like all United MPs but Peter Dunne, she was defeated in the 1996 elections. In 1998 she ran for United in the Taranaki-King Country by election following the resignation of Jim Bolger.
She has 3 children by her former husband Wira Gardiner.