Julie Anne Genter

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Julie Anne Genter
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Member of the New Zealand Parliament
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Assumed office
26 November 2011 (2011-11-26)
Personal details
Born (1979-12-17) 17 December 1979 (age 35)
Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America
Political party Green

Julie Anne Genter (/ˈɛntər/; born 17 December 1979) is a New Zealand politician who is a member of the House of Representatives representing the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. She serves as the party's spokeswoman on transport issues, having previously worked as a transport planner.

Early life and education[edit]

Genter was born in Rochester, Minnesota, United States in 1979, and grew up in Los Angeles, California.[1] She gained a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2003.[2] She then moved to France and in July 2005, she obtained a post-graduate certificate in International Political Studies from Institut d'études politiques in Paris.[2] She obtained a Masters of Planning Practice from the University of Auckland in 2008.[3]

Professional life[edit]

Genter has worked as a transportation planner since coming to New Zealand in 2006. She was initially employed by Sinclair Knight Merz in Auckland (2006–2007) before starting with McCormick Rankin Cagney in Auckland in 2008.[2] She is recognised within the transportation industry as an expert on parking policy and the economic and transport effects thereof,[4] and has advised numerous councils in Australasia on this topic.[5] She has given many presentations at conferences on the subject matter (for example 2008 New Zealand Society for Sustainability Engineering and Science,[6] 2008 IPENZ Transportation Conference[7] and 2010 Local Government Transport Forum[8]), and appeared on TVNZ's Breakfast programme[9][10] and Kim Hill's Saturday Morning programme on Radio New Zealand National.[5]

In 2010, Genter relocated to Wellington to work for the Green Party as their Political and Media Advisor.[2]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
2011–2014 50th List 13 Green
2014–present 51st List 8 Green

Placed in 13th place on the Green Party list for the 2011 election,[11] Genter entered Parliament, with the Greens gaining 14 List Members of Parliament.[12][13]


  1. ^ "Greens buoyed by prospect of having 15 MPs". The New Zealand Herald. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Genter, Julie Anne (2010). "Julie Anne Genter" (PDF). www.julieanne.co.nz. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Julie Anne Genter". julieanne.co.nz. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Julie-Anne Genter information". Living Streets Aotearoa. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Saturday Morning". Radio New Zealand National. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Genter, Julie Anne (2008), "How minimum parking standards underpin car dependence: the new parking management paradigm", New Zealand Society for Sustainability Engineering and Science 2008 Conference (PDF), New Zealand Society for Sustainability Engineering and Science 
  7. ^ Genter, Julie Anne (2008), "The Missing Link: Parking as the integration of transportation and land use", 2008 IPENZ Transportation Conference (PDF), Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand 
  8. ^ Genter, Julie Anne (2010), "The real cost of parking – Impacts on transportation and land use", 2010 Local Government Transport Forum, Local Government Transport Forum 
  9. ^ "Julie Anne on TVNZ's Breakfast". julieanne.co.nz. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Breakfast: Wednesday December 9". TVNZ. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "2011 election candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  12. ^ Trevett, Claire (27 November 2011). "National soars as Labour put to the sword". The NZ Herald. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Big batch of new MPs for Parliament". TVNZ. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.