Barbara Kuriger

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Barbara Kuriger

Senior Whip of the National Party
Assumed office
21 March 2018
DeputyMatt Doocey
LeaderSimon Bridges
Preceded byJami-Lee Ross
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Taranaki-King Country
Assumed office
20 September 2014
Preceded byShane Ardern
Personal details

Barbara Joan Kuriger is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand National Party.

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2014–2017 51st Taranaki-King Country 58 National
2017–present 52nd Taranaki-King Country 28 National

Kuriger is a farmer and is a former Dairy Woman of the Year. She currently sits on the board of the NZ Rural Sports Trust.[1] She was selected as National's representative in Taranaki-King Country to replace Shane Ardern.

She is Deputy Chairperson of the Health Committee, a member of the Primary Production Committee, and the National Party's Senior Whip.[2]

In 2015, David Cunliffe called out Kuriger for "ignorance" over the funding rorts at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre while she was on its board.[3]


  1. ^ Rural Games to get off the ground in Queenstown Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, 17 June 2014
  2. ^ "Current MPs: Barbara Kuriger". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ Lee, Hannah (16 September 2015). "Kuriger must have known about Taratahi 'rorts' - Cunliffe". Retrieved 25 April 2017.

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