Hon Kieran McAnulty

Hon Kieran McAnulty is Minister for Emergency Management, and Minister for Racing, as well as Associate Minister of Local Government, and Transport. He is also Deputy Leader of the House, and is the Labour Member of Parliament for the Wairarapa electorate.

Kieran believes it is fundamental to who we are as Kiwis that New Zealand has sustainable rural communities, strong communities that are supported by Government in recognition of their importance to our economy, society and identity as a nation.

Kieran was elected as Wairarapa MP in 2020 having served as a Labour List MP based in Wairarapa since 2017. He has previously been the Chief Government Whip.

Kieran is proud of his deep roots in Wairarapa – his family has lived there for over 170 years since his great-grandmother’s great-grandfather, Henry Burling arrived as the first settler in what is now Featherston.

Up until his election to Parliament he was a volunteer firefighter. Kieran is also a former trustee of the Masterton Community Trust, has served on the boards for Wings over Wairarapa and Golden Shears and is a fanatic Wairarapa-Bush supporter.

Hon Kieran McAnulty - 2022 headshot