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Hon Amy Adams

Amy Adams was educated at Rangitoto College in Auckland, moved to Canterbury in 1988 and has been a proud Cantabrian ever since.

Amy attended Canterbury University where she studied law, graduating with first class honours in 1992. Before being elected she was a partner with Mortlock McCormack Law in Christchurch specialising in commercial and property law.

Amy is a previous member of the CDLS Property Law committee and the NZ Law Society’s Women’s Consultative Group and the Institute of Directors and was the chairperson of the Board of Trustees of her local school for the four years prior to her move to politics.

Amy lives in Aylesbury, with her husband Don and their two children, on their 600 acre sheep and crop farm. She is a keen follower of, and occasional participant in, sport with particular interests in tennis and triathlons.

She was first elected to Parliament in 2008 and served in her first term as Chairperson of both the Finance and Expenditure and Electoral Legislation select committees and also served as a member of the Justice and Electoral and Regulations Review Committees.

Amy was re-elected in 2011 with a majority of 19,450 votes.

Her electorate office details:

829 Main South Road
Templeton

Phone 03 344 0418
Fax: 03 344 0420
E: selwynoffice@parliament.govt.nz