19 Aug 2015

Former National MP George Gair dies

12:07 pm on 19 August 2015

Former National Party politician George Gair has died at the age of 88.

George Gair

George Gair Photo: Supplied

Mr Gair was a cabinet minister in the governments led by Robert Muldoon from 1975-1984, holding at different times the portfolios of transport, energy, heath and social welfare.

He was National's deputy leader, from 1986-1987.

Mr Gair represented North Shore from 1966-1990 and, after retiring from Parliament, served as North Shore's mayor for one term.

Prime Minister John Key said Mr Gair was well-known for his competence and good manners, and was highly regarded by his colleagues.