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Ramon John (Ray) La Varis (Del La Varis) (19 February 1932 – 14 December 1986) was an importer in Auckland, New Zealand, and a politician of the National Party.

Early yearsEdit

La Varis was born in Auckland in 1932. He received his education at King's School and King's College.[1]

Political careerEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1975–1978 38th Taupo National

In 1971 La Varis stood unsuccessfully for the Auckland City Council.[2] He contested the Waitemata electorate in 1972 election, finishing second to Michael Bassett.

He represented the Taupo electorate from the 1975 election, when he defeated Labour's Jack Ridley.[3] Due to ill health he did not stand for re-election in the 1978 election.


  1. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 326.
  2. ^ "Declaration of Result of Election". The New Zealand Herald. 22 October 1971. p. 11.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 212.


  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.