Hon Rachel Brooking

Degrees in science and law from Otago University, two decades practising law (including working for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment) and experience as a company director meant Rachel Brooking was well-prepared when she became an MP in 2020.

She has been a member of the Finance and Expenditure, Environment and Regulations Review select committees. In April, she was made a Minister, holding the portfolios of Oceans and Fisheries, Food Safety, Associate Environment and Associate Immigration.

Rachel lives in Dunedin – the city where she was raised, educated and spent most of her working life, and where she and her husband are now raising their own family of three. In her spare time, she likes to go running.

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