July 21, 2024

Chris Hipkins set to be New NEWZEALAND PM , who is chris hipkins and his life.

Chris Hipkins set to replace Jacinda ardern as New Zealand’s Prime Minister after becoming only Nominee for labour party leader.

Christopher John Hipkins

Christopher John Hipkins (born 5 September 1978) is a New Zealand Labour Party politician and a member of the Sixth Labour Government’s Cabinet as Minister of Education, Minister of Police, Minister for the Public Service and Leader of the House. He has served as the Member of Parliament for Remutaka (formerly named Rimutaka) since the 2008 election.

Hipkins was born in the Hutt Valley in 1978. His mother is Rosemary Hipkins, chief researcher for the New Zealand

Council for Educational Research. He attended Waterloo Primary School and Hutt Intermediate. He was head boy at Hutt Valley Memorial College (later known as Petone College) in 1996.

Hipkins went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in politics and criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, where he was student president in 2000 and 2001 In September 1997, as a first-year student.

Hipkins was one of dozens arrested while protesting the Tertiary Review Green Bill at Parliament. The matter went through the courts, and 10 years later an apology and award of over $200,000 was shared between the 41 protesters.

The judge ruled that despite claims by police that the protestors were violent, the protest was peaceful and there were no grounds for arrest.

After graduating, Hipkins held a number of jobs, including working as a policy advisor for the Industry Training Federation,
and as a training manager for Todd Energy in Taranaki. Hipkins also worked in Parliament as an advisor to Trevor Mallard and Helen Clark.

Sixth Labour Government, 2017–present
First term, 2017–2020

Hipkins at the NZEI strike rally outside Parliament, 15 August 2018
Hipkins was elected as a Cabinet minister by the Labour Party caucus following the formation of a Labour– New Zealand First coalition government supported by the Greens.
It was later announced that he would serve as Minister for Education

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