Keith Holyoake

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Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, (11 February 1904 – 8 December 1983) was the 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving for a brief period in 1957 and then from 1960 to 1972, and also the 13th Governor-General of New Zealand, serving from 1977 to 1980.wikipedia
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New Zealand National Party

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He played an instrumental role in the formation of the National Party in 1936.
He was succeeded by Keith Holyoake, who was soon defeated at a general election by the Labour Party in 1957.

Sidney Holland

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In 1954, he was appointed the first Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, under Sidney Holland. National won the and formed the First National Government, new Prime Minister Sidney Holland appointed Holyoake as Minister of Agriculture. Holyoake became Prime Minister two months before the, when outgoing Prime Minister Sidney Holland retired due to ill-health, and also became Minister of Māori Affairs on the retirement of Ernest Corbett.
Following ill health in 1957, Holland stepped down as Prime Minister to be replaced by Keith Holyoake.

Pahiatua (New Zealand electorate)

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He lost his seat two years later but was earmarked for the safe seat of Pahiatua, which he held from 1943.
It existed from 1896 to 1996, and was represented by nine Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Keith Holyoake for 34 years.

Robert Muldoon

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In 1977, the National government of Robert Muldoon appointed Holyoake as governor-general, creating controversy as opponents argued that a former politician should not hold the non-partisan position.
In 1984, he was only the second Prime Minister (after Sir Keith Holyoake) to receive a knighthood while still in office.

Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand

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In 1954, he was appointed the first Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, under Sidney Holland.

George Black (New Zealand politician)

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The incumbent MP, George Black, held the seat, but died the following year.
He committed suicide and was succeeded as MP by Keith Holyoake.

Leader of the New Zealand National Party

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Holyoake became Leader of the National Party and Prime Minister two months before the, after Holland's resignation due to ill health.

Second National Government of New Zealand

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In the, the National Party returned to power and formed the Second National Government.
The Second National Government of New Zealand (also known as the Holyoake Government, after head of government Keith Holyoake) was the government of New Zealand from 1960 to 1972.

Wairarapa

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Holyoake was born near Pahiatua in the Wairarapa region.

List of governors-general of New Zealand

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Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, (11 February 1904 – 8 December 1983) was the 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving for a brief period in 1957 and then from 1960 to 1972, and also the 13th Governor-General of New Zealand, serving from 1977 to 1980.

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In 1972, he resigned as Prime Minister to ease the succession for his deputy and friend, Jack Marshall.
Keith Holyoake became Prime Minister.

Leader of the Opposition (New Zealand)

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Following an election defeat, he served as the Leader of the Opposition for three years before National returned to power in 1960.

King George V Silver Jubilee Medal

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In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.

Minister of Finance (New Zealand)

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Historians attribute the victory to Holyoake's skilful campaigning, particularly his attacks on Minister of Finance Arnold Nordmeyer's so-called "Black Budget" of 1958, which had increased taxes on petrol, cigarettes and liquor.
Traditionally Ministers of Finance rank second or third in seniority lists within Westminster-style Cabinets, although initially Harry Lake was ranked at sixth and his successor Robert Muldoon was ranked at eighth; both because of their short service to date in Parliament, and because Keith Holyoake saw Muldoon as too arrogant and ambitious for his own good.

List of prime ministers of New Zealand by age

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Holyoake is to date the third longest serving New Zealand prime minister (just under 12 years), surpassed only by Richard Seddon's 13 years and William Massey's close to 13 years; he was also the first to be born in the 20th century.

1932 Motueka by-election

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Holyoake was the Reform Party's candidate in the resulting by-election in 1932, and was successful.
The by-election was contested by Keith Holyoake (Reform Party candidate for the United/Reform Coalition), Paddy Webb (Labour Party), and 80 year old Roderick McKenzie, ex-MP for Motueka (1896–1914) standing as Independent Liberal–Labour.

Motueka (New Zealand electorate)

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The Reform Party, which had strong rural support, selected Holyoake as its candidate for the Motueka seat in the.
The Reform Party looked for potential candidates to win back the electorate, and a young farmer who was not even a member, Keith Holyoake, was suggested.

Jerry Skinner

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The 1937 electoral redistribution was unfavourable for him and when the boundary changes applied at the, Holyoake lost his seat to a rising star of the governing Labour Party, Jerry Skinner.
Skinner was a Member of Parliament from 1938 to 1962; he was MP for Motueka between 1938 and 1946 (having defeated new MP Keith Holyoake in 1938), then MP for Buller from 1946 to 1962.

First National Government of New Zealand

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National won the and formed the First National Government, new Prime Minister Sidney Holland appointed Holyoake as Minister of Agriculture.
Holland was persuaded to step down from the leadership in favour of Keith Holyoake, but the transition occurred too soon before the election, and Holyoake had little time to establish his leadership.

George Holyoake

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Relatives of the 19th-century secularist George Holyoake, the Holyoakes ran a small general store at Mangamutu, and then lived for a time in both Hastings and Tauranga, before settling on the family farm at Riwaka, following the death of Holyoake's grandfather in 1913.
The New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake was related to him.

Motueka

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Holyoake's great-grandparents, Richard and Eliza Holyoake, settled at Riwaka near Motueka in 1843, and his maternal great-grandparents, William and Sarah Eves, arrived in Nelson in 1842.

Governor-General of New Zealand

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In 1977, Holyoake was unexpectedly and controversially appointed Governor-General of New Zealand by Queen Elizabeth II on the advice of the then Prime Minister Robert Muldoon.
Constitutional convention adopted in 1930, following the Imperial Conference held that year, allowed for the appointment of the governor-general to be made upon the advice of the New Zealand Government, though that right was not exercised directly by a New Zealand prime minister until 1967, with the appointment of the first New Zealand-born Governor-General, Sir Arthur Espie Porritt on the advice of Keith Holyoake.

Ernest Corbett

Holyoake became Prime Minister two months before the, when outgoing Prime Minister Sidney Holland retired due to ill-health, and also became Minister of Māori Affairs on the retirement of Ernest Corbett.

Minister for Māori Development

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Holyoake became Prime Minister two months before the, when outgoing Prime Minister Sidney Holland retired due to ill-health, and also became Minister of Māori Affairs on the retirement of Ernest Corbett.

New Zealand Labour Party

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The 1937 electoral redistribution was unfavourable for him and when the boundary changes applied at the, Holyoake lost his seat to a rising star of the governing Labour Party, Jerry Skinner.