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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Presenter Biography

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Judith Collins

Judith served as the Leader of the Opposition from July 2020 to November 2021 and was the second female Leader of the National Party. She has been a Member of Parliament since 2002. Judith holds a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws (Honours), a Master of Taxation Studies, & a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety. Before entering politics, Judith practised law. She was President of the Auckland District Law Society and Vice-President of the New Zealand Law Society.

Judith grew up in rural Walton, on a Waikato dairy farm alongside her four siblings. Her political memoir Pull No Punches was published in 2020.