Duncan MacIntyre (New Zealand politician)

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Brigadier The Right Honourable
Duncan MacIntyre
CMG DSO OBE ED
Duncan MacIntyre Greg Tate.jpg
Duncan MacIntyre (left) with Greg Tate
8th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
4 March 1981 – 15 March 1984
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
Preceded by Brian Talboys
Succeeded by Jim McLay
Constituency East Cape
Personal details
Born 10 November 1915
New Zealand
Died 8 June 2001(2001-06-08) (aged 85)
Political party National

Brigadier Duncan MacIntyre, CMG, DSO, OBE, ED, PC (10 November 1915 – 8 June 2001) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1981 to 1984 under Prime Minister Robert Muldoon.

Early life[edit]

MacIntyre was born at Hastings in 1915. He received his education at Christ's College, Christchurch. He was a farmer from 1933 to 1939, when he joined the army.[1]

World War two[edit]

MacIntyre served in World War II in Australia, the Middle East, and Italy, and commanded the Māori Battalion.[1] He was awarded the D.S.O.[2] After the war, he was commander for troops in Japan.[3]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1960–1963 33rd Hastings National
1963–1966 34th Hastings National
1966–1969 35th Hastings National
1969–1972 36th Hastings National
1975–1978 38th Bay of Plenty National
1978–1981 39th East Cape National
1981–1984 40th East Cape National

MacIntyre represented the Hastings electorate in Parliament from 1960 to 1972, when he was defeated.[2] With Rob Muldoon and Peter Gordon he was one of the three Young Turks of the National Party who entered Parliament in 1960.[3]

In 1961 he was one of ten National MPs to vote with the Opposition and remove capital punishment for murder from the Crimes Bill that the Second National Government had introduced. In 1971 and 1972 MacIntyre was Administrator of Tokelau.

He then represented the Bay of Plenty electorate in Parliament from 1975 to 1978, and the East Cape electorate from 1978 to 1984, when he retired.[2] His son, Hamish MacIntyre, was elected to Parliament in 1990.

He served under three Prime Ministers (Holyoake, Marshall, and Muldoon) as Cabinet Minister. He was Minister of Lands (1966–1972), Minister of Forests (1966–1972), Minister of Māori Affairs (1969–1972 and 1975–1978), Minister of Island Territories (1969–1972), Minister of Island Affairs (1972), Minister for the Environment (1972), Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (1975–1977), Minister of Agriculture (1977–1984), and Minister of Fisheries (1978–1984).[4] He was made a Privy Councillor in 1980.[2]

Later life[edit]

By 1982, MacIntyre had a serious heart problem. He died on 8 June 2001. Ngāti Kahungunu held him in such high regard for his conduct as Māori Affairs Minister that his body was at their Porangahau Marae for one night before the funeral. He was survived by his second wife, daughters and a son.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gustafson 1986, p. 329.
  2. ^ a b c d Wilson 1985, p. 215.
  3. ^ a b c "Obituary: Duncan MacIntyre". New Zealand Herald. 16 June 2001. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 90–94.

References[edit]

  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ralph Hanan
Minister of Māori Affairs
1969–1972
Succeeded by
Matiu Rata
New office Minister for the Environment
1972
Succeeded by
Joe Walding
Preceded by
Matiu Rata
Minister of Māori Affairs
1975-1978
Succeeded by
Ben Couch
Preceded by
Brian Talboys
Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
1981–1984
Succeeded by
Jim McLay