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Darroch Ball

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Name  Darroch Ball

Role  New Zealand Politician
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Darroch Leicester Ball is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of New Zealand First.


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Early life

Ball attended Liston College (1996–1999) in Henderson, before graduating with a bachelor's degree from the University of Auckland. He was an army officer and then became a science teacher at Waiopehu College. He is on the board of trustees of Linton Camp School.

Political career

Ball was the NZ First electorate committee vice-chairman in Palmerston North. In October 2013, he was elected the party's vice-president for the North Island. He stood in the Palmerston North electorate in the 2014 election and was elected from the New Zealand First list, where he was ranked 10th.

His party spokesperson portfolios comprise Research, Science and Technology, Social Policy/Welfare, Civil Defence and Emergency Issues, Consumer Affairs, and Youth Affairs.

Ball also hosts a weekly radio programme about New Zealand politics on Access Manawatu, his local community access radio station.


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