Members of Parliament

Current MPs

Political party
Maori Party
Tariana Turia.

Tariana Turia.

Information
Date:
12 March 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
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Hon Tariana Turia

Member for Te Tai Hauāuru, Maori Party

Current Parliamentary Roles

  • Co-Leader
  • Minister for Whānau Ora
  • Minister for Disability Issues
  • Associate Minister of Health
  • Associate Minister of Housing
  • Associate Minister for Social Development
  • Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
  • Member, Privileges Committee

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Associate Minister of Health 10 December 1999-30 April 2004
  • Associate Minister of Housing 10 December 1999-30 April 2004
  • Associate Minister of Maori Affairs (Social Development) 10 December 1999-30 April 2004
  • Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment (Social Services) 10 December 1999-19 May 2003
  • Minister of State 10 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Associate Minister of Corrections 13 November 2000-15 August 2002
  • Member, Transport and Industrial Relations Committee 19 June 2001-19 March 2002
  • Member, Maori Affairs Committee 27 August 2002-17 May 2004
  • Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector 19 May 2003-30 April 2004
  • Member, Primary Production Committee 13 August 2004-11 August 2005
  • Member, Regulations Review Committee 10 November 2005-22 February 2006
  • Member, Health Committee 9 November 2005-3 October 2008
  • Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector 19 November 2008-14 December 2011
  • Member, Officers of Parliament Committee 5 March 2009-20 October 2011
  • Minister Responsible for Whanau Ora 8 April 2010-14 December 2011
  • Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment 19 November 2008-14 December 2011

Personal details

  • Born 8 April 1944
  • Married with 6 children, 25 mokopuna and 7 mokopuna tuarua
  • Iwi affiliations : Ngati Apa, Nga Rauru, Tuwharetoa, Whanganui

Career

  • Former Southern Regional Co-ordinator, Maori Access training programmes
  • Worked in Maori Affairs Head Office
  • Former Chief Executive, Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority
  • Manager, Whanganui Regional Development Board Trust 1989-1989
  • Manager, Whaioranga Iwi Social Services Unit 1991-1991
  • Service broker, Te Puni Kokiri (Whanganui Office) 1993-1995

Community activities

  • Former member, Evaluation team, first pilot cervical screening project for Maori women
  • Former member, Kura Kaupapa Maori establishment task forces
  • Founding team member, Te Awa Youth Trust 1980-1980

Party activities

  • Labour member of Parliament until resignation 12 October 1996-17 May 2004
  • Founding member, Maori Party