Our People

New Zealand First is a non-profit democratic political party uniquely structured to meet the needs of its members and supporters. This structure allows our people to organise our volunteers at the local, regional, and nation-wide level to advance the Party's political mission. 

The New Zealand First Board

As the governing body of New Zealand First, the Board is charged with maintaining the prosperity of the Party and securing its future. 

Rt Hon Winston Peters
Leader

Julian Paul
Party President

Holly Howard
Party Secretary

 

Mark Arneil
General Member

Dot Jones
General Member

Pip Hickson
General Member

Jamie Arbuckle
General Member

William Flesher
General Member

Helma Vermeulen
Members' Council Representative

Members' Council

As a large grassroots volunteer organisation, our Members' Council provides an important nation-wide day to day structural representation for our party’s members and supporters.

The Members’ Council comprises the Party President, Party Secretary, each of the Regional Chairs, and the Chair of Young New Zealand First.

Robert Monds
Northern Region [email protected]

Craig Sinclair
Central North Island Region [email protected]

Helma Vermeulen
Lower North Island Region [email protected]

Keegan Langeveld
South Island Region & Young New Zealand First [email protected]

Regional committees

Each local committee and electorate is supported by one of six regional committees, which are the management bodies of New Zealand First. The chairperson of each regional committee represents their region on the Members' Council - the nation-wide organisational body of the Party.

Local committees

New Zealand First is a grassroots organisation focussed on connecting with the various local communities across the country. Our local committees connect with our members and supporters, coordinate local events, and support candidates in electorates during a general election. To find a local committee near you, contact one of our regional chairs for more information. 

Young New Zealand First

New Zealand First members aged 30 years and under can choose to be involved with the Party's youth wing. Young New Zealand First focuses on issues that affect the future leaders of our country, providing a place for Young New Zealanders to associate in the party. The Chairperson of Young New Zealand First is a member of the Members' Council.