Duncan MacIntyre (New Zealand politician)
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.
|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|
Hastings, New Zealand
|Died||8 June 2001 (aged 85)|
Waipukurau, New Zealand
|Relations||Hamish MacIntyre (son)|
World War TwoEdit
MacIntyre served in World War II in Australia, the Middle East, and Italy, and commanded the Māori Battalion. He was awarded the D.S.O. After the war, he was commander for troops in Japan. MacIntyre commanded the Divisional Cavalry Regiment from 1945 to 1946.
Member of ParliamentEdit
|New Zealand Parliament|
|1975–1978||38th||Bay of Plenty||National|
MacIntyre represented the Hastings electorate in Parliament from 1960 to 1972, when he was defeated. With Robert 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.
In September 1980 MacIntyre gave a Marginal Land Boards loan to his daughter and son-in-law raising questions around Conflict of interest. A public inquiry later concluded that MacIntyre had not acted willfully improperly. Nonetheless, several public resignations of National Party officeholders followed in MacIntyre's East Cape electorate causing serious damage to MacIntyre's reputation.
By 1982, MacIntyre had a serious heart problem. He died at Waipukurau 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.
- Potter, Tony (10 June 2001). "MacIntyre left one battle field for another". Sunday Star Times. p. 4.
- Gustafson 1986, p. 329.
- Wilson 1985, p. 215.
- "Obituary: Duncan MacIntyre". The New Zealand Herald. 16 June 2001. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Duncan MacIntyre". Auckland War Memorial Museum. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Wilson 1985, pp. 90–94.
- New Zealand Parliamentary Debates, Vols. 370-381 (1970-1972).
- Gustafson 1986, pp. 142-3.
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| Minister of Māori Affairs
|New office|| Minister for the Environment
| Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
|New Zealand Parliament|
| Member of Parliament for Hastings
| Member of Parliament for Bay of Plenty
Constituency abolished, recreated in 1996
Title next held byTony Ryall
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for East Cape