Peter Brown (New Zealand politician)

Peter Brown (born 18 October 1939) is a former deputy leader of the New Zealand First party. He formerly managed a stevedoring company and led the New Zealand Stevedoring Employers Association; he holds a sea captain's certificate.

Peter Brown
2nd Deputy Leader of the New Zealand First party
In office
19 December 1998 – 14 February 2009
Preceded byTau Henare
Succeeded byTracey Martin
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for New Zealand First list
In office
1996 – 2008
Personal details
Born (1939-10-18) 18 October 1939 (age 81)
Political partyNew Zealand First

In April 2008, Brown - an immigrant himself - drew widespread attention after voicing similar views and expressing concern at the increase in New Zealand's immigrant population, specifically ethnic Asians: "We are going to flood this country with Asian people with no idea what we are going to do with them when they come here."[1] "The matter is serious. If we continue this open door policy there is real danger we will be inundated with people who have no intention of integrating into our society. The greater the number, the greater the risk. They will form their own mini-societies to the detriment of integration and that will lead to division, friction and resentment."[2]

Political careerEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
1996–1999 45th List 14 NZ First
1999–2002 46th List 2 NZ First
2002–2005 47th List 2 NZ First
2005–2008 48th List 2 NZ First


External linksEdit

  • "NZ First's Brown slammed for 'racist' anti-Asian remarks". The New Zealand Herald. 3 April 2008. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  • Patrick Gower with TRN (2 September 2008). "Undeclared donation 'a mistake' says NZ First MP". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tau Henare
Deputy leader of New Zealand First
Succeeded by
Tracey Martin