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Douglas Lorimer Kidd, DCNZM, (12 September 1941 - ) is a former New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1978 to 2002, representing the National Party. He served for three years as Speaker of the House of Representatives. September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Current National Party logo The New Zealand National Party currently forms the second-largest (in terms of seats) political party in the New Zealand Parliament, and thus functions as the core of the Opposition. ... In New Zealand The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the individual who chairs the countrys legislative body, The House of Representatives (commonly known as Parliament). The Speaker fulfills a number of important functions in relation to the operation Parliament, much of which is based upon the British...


Kidd was born in Levin. From 1960 to 1964, he served in the New Zealand Territorial Army as a bombardier gunlayer. He later obtained a LLB from Victoria University of Wellington, and worked as a lawyer. He also had business interests in aquaculture, forestry, and wine making. The name Levin is of Jewish origin and has been borne by many well-known people. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For Bombardier Group, Canada see: Bombardier United Kingdom Bombardier and lance-bombardier are British Army ranks used in the Royal Artillery instead of (respectively) corporal and lance-corporal. ... Outline and origin The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... Victoria University of Wellington is the oldest university in Wellington, New Zealand. ... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic organisms, such as fish, shellfish, algae and other aquatic plants. ... Forestry is the art, science, and practice of studying and managing forests and plantations, and related natural resources. ... Grow and harvest grapes. ...


Kidd was first elected to Parliament in the 1978 elections, becoming MP for Marlborough. In the government of Jim Bolger, Kidd held a number of minor ministerial portfolios, including Fisheries, Energy and Labour. He held his Marlborough seat until the 1996 elections, when the seat was superseded by the new (and larger) Kaikoura electorate. Kidd held Kaikoura until the 1999 elections, when he opted to become a list MP. He was followed in Kaikoura by Lynda Scott. The 1978 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to elect the 39th New Zealand Parliament. ... Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. ... The Right Honourable James Brendan Jim Bolger, ONZ, (born 31 May 1935) was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1990 to 1997. ... The 1996 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the New Zealand Parliament. ... The 1999 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the 46th session of the New Zealand Parliament. ... A list MP is a Member of Parliament (MP) who is elected from a party list rather than from a geographical constituency. ... Lynda Marie Scott is a New Zealand politician. ...


After the 1996 elections, Kidd was appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives. He was replacing Peter Tapsell, a Labour Party MP who had held the speakership because National did not want to lose a vote by appointing a Speaker from its own ranks. As the government's majority was now not so precarious, and as Tapsell had lost his seat in any case, National was able to appoint Kidd without difficulty. In New Zealand The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the individual who chairs the countrys legislative body, The House of Representatives (commonly known as Parliament). The Speaker fulfills a number of important functions in relation to the operation Parliament, much of which is based upon the British... Sir Peter Wilfred Tapsell KNZM MBE (born January 21, 1930) was Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. ... The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ...


Kidd lost the speakership when the National Party lost the 1999 elections, being replaced by Jonathan Hunt of the Labour Party. After serving a term in Opposition, he chose to retire from politics at the 2002 elections. He was appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal in 2004. The 1999 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the 46th session of the New Zealand Parliament. ... This article is about the former Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives. ... The Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ... The 2002 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the 47th New Zealand Parliament. ... The Waitangi Tribunal is a New Zealand court empowered to compensate Maori people for land obtained by fraud or by force since 1840. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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In each of the last few games, Pioneers coach Doug Kidd has noticed a trend that has its good and bad points, the bad point being that a strong team may be able to take advantage of a slow Watauga start.
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Douglas Lorimer Kidd (12 September 1941 -) is a former New Zealand politician.
After the 1996 elections, Kidd was appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Kidd lost the speakership when the National Party lost the 1999 elections, being replaced by Jonathan Hunt of the Labour Party.
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