Introducing Tim Macindoe, your local MP

Photo of Tim and his family

Tim Macindoe won the Hamilton West seat on his second attempt in November 2008, by a majority of 1618 votes.

Married to Anne with two children, Tim and his family live in the Hamilton West electorate. Anne works as a business assistant for an established Waikato firm based in Pukete. Now at university, their daughters until recently attended secondary school in Hamilton. Tim was chairman of the school’s PTA for four years.

Prior to his election, Tim was the Chief Executive of Arts Waikato. He managed Arts Waikato through a period of significant growth and was principally responsible for the trust’s business and staff management, fundraising and reporting.

From 1996 – 2002 Tim was Deputy Principal of St. Peter’s School, Cambridge. He has also worked in public service, marketing, retail, agriculture and as a prison tutor, with breaks for overseas travel and to campaign full-time for the National Party in 2002 and 2005. Tim completed his first degree, a BA (Hons) majoring in History, at Otago University. Early in 2009 he completed his second degree, an LL.B, at the University of Waikato.

Tim has always been active in his local community and views his political career as a means to continue serving his district. Roles he has held include:


  • Active parishioner at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Forest Lake
  • Member, Waikato Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice-Patron, NZ Agricultural Fieldays Society
  • Co-chair, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regional Orchestra Steering Committee
  • Vice-President, Hamilton Citizens’ Band Society Inc.
  • Member, Opus Orchestra Inc.
  • Active supporter of Epilepsy Waikato, Alzheimers New Zealand Waikato, and the Hamilton Hydrotherapy Pool Trust (even having his hair dyed blue in a successful fundraiser for the project in 2008!)
  • Member, Hamilton Combined Returned Services Club Inc.
  • Member, Sustainable Business Network
  • Member, Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
  • Former broadcaster for Community Radio Hamilton
  • Former BOT member of two Waikato schools

In 2005, while a member of the Melville Community Action Group, Tim organised a strongly-supported petition which forced the abandonment of a proposal by the Labour Government to site an unsecured home for youth offenders opposite Melville High School.


  • Senior Government Whip
  • Member, Business Committee
  • Member, Officers of Parliament Committee

New Zealand National Party

  • Former Chairman of the Hamilton West electorate committee
  • Former Deputy Chair of National’s Central North Island regional organisation
  • Former Central North Island Regional Policy Chair

Interests include:

  • Golf, cricket, rugby and fishing