John Cronin (New Zealand politician)

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John Michael Cronin MNZM is a New Zealand politician. As of 2008 he is the chairperson of the Bay of Plenty regional council,[1] one of four councillors elected by the city of Tauranga. Previously, he has sought election to Parliament — in the 1993 election, he was the National Party's candidate to win the Tauranga electorate back from former National MP Winston Peters,[2] and in the 1996 election, he led the small Superannuitants and Youth Action party and stood in the Waitakere electorate.[3] He was not successful in either attempt.

Cronin is one of the proponents of the proposed move of the regional council offices from Whakatane, to a green field site in Tauranga, a moved expected to cost ratepayers over NZ$23 million.[1]

He was award MNZM in the 2009 New Year Honours, for services to local body affairs and the community.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Macfarlane, Kristin (20 September 2007). "Report damns EBOP move". The Daily Post. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). Chief Electoral Office. 1993. p. 113. 
  3. ^ "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Waitakere" (PDF). Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Year Honours 2009". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2008.