Hon Gerry Brownlee

MP for Ilam

In the National-led Government, Ilam MP Hon Gerry Brownlee is Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Minister of Defence, Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, and Leader of the House.

2016 Ilam Youth Parliamentarian William Muir

Fri 29 Jul 2016

2016 Ilam Youth Parliamentarian


This year Ilam was represented in the Youth Parliament by William Muir. William is in Year 13 at St Andrew’s College.

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the appointment of a New Zealand Army Brigadier to a senior role in the counter-Daesh Coalition. The Brigadier will take up the role of Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command, Operation Inherent Resolve, for a nine-month period from November.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. The announcement follows last month’s awarding of a $493 million contract to deliver a new naval tanker.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee today welcomed the signing of a contract to upgrade the Royal New Zealand Air Force Underwater, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability on our six Orion aircraft with Boeing for a total of $36 million.