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June Club Night: Christopher Luxon & Todd McClay

  • 13/06/2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 7 Target Street, Point Chevalier, Auckland


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Christopher Luxon and Todd McClay will be speaking followed by a Q&A session. Firearms and game animal management will be key topics of the evening.


Christopher Luxon is the Leader of the Opposition and the MP for Botany. He entered Parliament at the 2020 election and was elected Leader of the National Party in November 2021.

Prior to entering Parliament, Christopher was Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand from 2013 to 2019. Under his leadership the airline delivered record profits and all time high customer satisfaction scores, and achieved its highest levels of staff engagement.

In addition Air New Zealand won numerous accolades, including several celebrating it as the best airline in the world and others recognising its commitment to key areas such as sustainability, innovation, corporate reputation, employee engagement and customer experience. During Christopher’s tenure, the company held the No. 1 Corporate Reputation & Trust Company in New Zealand 2015–2019 and No. 1 Corporate Reputation & Trust Company in Australia 2017–2019.

Prior to joining Air New Zealand, Christopher was President and Chief Executive Officer at Unilever Canada. This was one of several senior leadership roles he held during an 18 year career at the multinational that saw him work in roles in Europe, North America and Asia–Pacific. Christopher has a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.

Christopher served as the inaugural Chair of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Business Advisory Council and has received wide recognition for his leadership including a Blake Leader Award, Deloitte CEO of the Year, Orient Aviation Person of the Year, and Deloitte Company of the Year.


Hon. Todd McClay has served as Rotorua’s MP for 15 years and is a senior member of the National Caucus. He currently holds the portfolios of Spokesman for Agriculture, Trade and Hunting and Fishing and is ranked 12. In the last National government, he was the Minster of Trade, of State-Owned Enterprises, and Revenue. 

For much of his life Todd grew up in provincial and rural New Zealand where he learnt to hunt and fish. 

He is a keen fly fisherman and says his favourite rivers are the Waitahanui and Tongariro on Lake Taupo- his favourite fishing lake is Okataina. 

He is a strong advocate for hunting having first hunted for pigs with his father in rural Taumaranui at a young age. He enjoys deer stalks particularly around the Napier Taupo road areas and in the hills around the Desert Road. 

He has been a member of the Rotorua branch of NZDA for many years. 

He is particularly concerned about the erosions of rights for hunters and fishers and restrictions on access to public land.  

Todd is National’s first Hunting and Fishing spokesman, a new portfolio that will for the first time give hunters a dedicated voice around the Cabinet table. 

We anticipate this will be a sought after night, so please ensure you RSVP so we have an idea of numbers attending.

General Club Night Information:

Come along have a bite to eat, a beer and share your stories! We look forward to seeing you all there.

Notes to Guests, or guests of members: Our club nights are open to the public, this is a great opportunity to experience the club and see if you want to be part of the Auckland Deerstalkers community.

Please come along and introduce yourself to one of the clubs committee on the night as this is part of the application process.

If you know anyone who has a good yarn or would make for an interesting guest speaker please contact the committee at our email address

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