Duncan MacIntyre (New Zealand politician)
|Brigadier The Right Honourable
CMG DSO OBE ED
|Duncan MacIntyre (left) with Greg Tate|
|8th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand|
4 March 1981 – 15 March 1984
|Prime Minister||Robert Muldoon|
|Preceded by||Brian Talboys|
|Succeeded by||Jim McLay|
|Born||10 November 1915
|Died||8 June 2001(aged 85)|
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.
World War two
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|1975–1978||38th||Bay of Plenty||National|
MacIntyre represented the Hastings electorate in Parliament from 1960 to 1972, when he was defeated. With Rob Muldoon and Peter Gordon he was one of the three Young Turks of the National Party who entered Parliament in 1960.
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. 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). He was made a Privy Councillor in 1980.
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.
- 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.
- Rt. Hon. Duncan MacIntyre, MP (record group) (AEFU), Archives New Zealand
|Minister of Māori Affairs
|New office||Minister for the Environment
|Minister of Māori Affairs
|Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand