John Cronin (New Zealand politician)

John Michael Cronin MNZM is a New Zealand politician. As of 2008 he is the chairperson of the Bay of Plenty regional council,[1] one of four councillors elected by the city of Tauranga. Previously, he has sought election to Parliament in the 1993 election, he was the National Party's candidate to win the Tauranga electorate back from former National MP Winston Peters,[2] and in the 1996 election, he led the small Superannuitants and Youth Action party and stood in the Waitakere electorate.[3] He was not successful in either attempt.

Cronin is one of the proponents of the proposed move of the regional council offices from Whakatane, to a green field site in Tauranga, a moved expected to cost ratepayers over NZ$23 million.[1]

He was award MNZM in the 2009 New Year Honours, for services to local body affairs and the community.[4]


  1. 1 2 Macfarlane, Kristin (20 September 2007). "Report damns EBOP move". The Daily Post. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  2. Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). Chief Electoral Office. 1993. p. 113.
  3. "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Waitakere" (PDF). Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  4. "New Year Honours 2009". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2008.

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