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William Robson Storey QSO (16 July 1936 – 2 August 2019), generally known as Rob Storey, was a New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1984 to 1996, representing the National Party. He was first elected to Parliament in the 1984 election as MP for Waikato, and retained that seat until his departure from Parliament at the 1996 election. He served for a time as a junior minister.

Rob Storey

16th Minister of Transport
In office
2 November 1990 – 29 November 1993
Preceded byBill Jeffries
Succeeded byMaurice Williamson
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waikato
In office
Preceded bySimon Upton
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
William Robson Storey

(1936-07-16)16 July 1936
Died2 August 2019(2019-08-02) (aged 83)
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Political partyNational
New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1984–1987 41st Waikato National
1987–1990 42nd Waikato National
1990–1993 43rd Waikato National
1993–1996 44th Waikato National

Before entering politics, Storey was a farmer at Waiterimu in the Waikato, and was the president of Federated Farmers from 1981 to 1984. He was educated at Wesley College, Auckland.

In the 2007 New Year Honours, Storey was appointed a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for public services.[1] He died in Te Awamutu on 2 August 2019.[2]


  1. ^ "New Year honours list 2007". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 30 December 2006. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Rob Storey death notice". New Zealand Herald. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

The First 50 Years: A History of the New Zealand National Party by Barry Gustafson (1986, Reed Methuen, Auckland) ISBN 0-474-00177-6

New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Simon Upton
Member of Parliament for Waikato
Constituency abolished, recreated in 2008
Title next held by
Lindsay Tisch