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Dan Roswarne

Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waimakariri
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Preceded byMatt Doocey
Personal details
Political partyLabour
WebsiteLabour Party profile

Dan Rosewarne (born 1981) is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

Personal life[edit]

Rosewarne joined the New Zealand Army aged 18 and served on several operational tours, including two to Afghanistan.[1] He deployed as part of the regional assistance mission to the Solomon Islands in 2008 and provided disaster relief to Christchurch after the 2011 earthquakes and to Kaikoura after the 2016 quake.[2] In 2014 Rosewarne was diagnosed with leukemia and took immunotherapy drugs in order to beat the condition which would have otherwise been terminal.[3] He lives in Waimakariri with his wife Sheree and their two children.

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd Waimakariri 52 Labour

In the 2017 general election, Rosewarne stood in the electorate of Waimakariri for the Labour party. Labour's long-running candidate for that electorate, Clayton Cosgrove retired from politics as of the 2017 election.[4][5] He was also placed 52 on Labour's list.[6]


  1. ^ "Dan Rosewarne". New Zealand Labour Party. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  2. ^ Broughton, Cate (2016-11-23). "Assessment of Inland Rd complete following 5.7 quake, now open to Defence Force". Auckland Now. Retrieved 2017-01-22 – via
  3. ^ "Why I got into politics: Dan Rosewarne's story". New Zealand Labour Party. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  4. ^ "Labour's Clayton Cosgrove to leave politics". RNZ News. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ Law, Tina; Small, Vernon (11 April 2016). "Cosgrove calls quits on politics". The Press. p. A2. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Matt Doocey
Member of Parliament for Waimakariri

Category:1981 births Category:Living people Category:New Zealand Labour Party MPs Category:Members of the New Zealand House of Representatives Category:New Zealand list MPs Category:New Zealand Army personnel Category:New Zealand military personnel of the War in Afghanistan (2001–2014)