Darroch Ball

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6160, Wellington

I am New Zealand First because I want to ensure our young people are looked after and ensure their futures are positive and progressive.

Darroch was born in Auckland and been based in Palmerston North for the past five years.  Darroch completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Auckland majoring in Biological Science. Darroch joined the Army as a Commissioned Officer and completed seven years of service in the Logistic Corps specialising in fuel operations.  He also spent time as an officer in the LSV (Limited Service Volunteer) programme which gave him his first experience with working with youth and making positive changes in their lives.  He decided to become more involved with youth and young people to use his skills as a youth tutor in the local community, working with troubled youth who had family, social, and learning challenges.  These youth aged between 15-18 years old had dropped out of the formal education system and needed tutoring, guidance and positive adult involvement in their lives. 

After working with troubled youth in the local community, Darroch become a qualified teacher and completed his Graduate Diploma in Teaching in 2013.  He began teaching at Waiopehu College in Levin, teaching senior Biology and Science.  He is involved in the local community as a member of the Board of Trustees at a local primary school and is a member of the Manawatu Officers Club in Palmerston North.

Darroch has been involved with the New Zealand First Party for the past four years.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Party since 2012 and previous to his election to parliament was the Vice President of New Zealand First.  Darroch is a solo father with two children.   

After working closely with youth throughout his life, Darroch is focused on ensuring our young people are looked after and wants to ensure that their futures are positive and progressive ones.  He has a passion and a drive to create and maintain an environment in our society where youth have guidance, resources and genuine adult involvement in their lives.  He believes if these areas are sorted out in a proactive manner and supported well with resources, it will go a long way to ensuring our country’s future is a positive one.

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  • Research, Science and Technology
  • Social Policy/Welfare
  • Civil Defence and Emergency Issues
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Youth Affairs