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National Party
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Hekia Parata

Information
Date:
15 February 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings

Wellington 6160
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Hon Hekia Parata

List member, National Party

Current parliamentary roles

Minister of Education

Former parliamentary roles

  • Member, Maori Affairs Committee 9 December 2008-24 June 2009
  • Member, Emissions Trading Scheme Review Committee 9 December 2008-31 August 2009
  • Deputy-Chairperson, Social Services Committee 24 June 2009-9 February 2011
  • Member, Social Services Committee 9 February 2011-13 April 2011
  • Member, Justice and Electoral Committee 10 February 2010-13 April 2011
  • Member, Electoral Legislation Committee 31 March 2010-20 October 2011
  • Minister for Ethnic Affairs 08 December 2010-14 December 2011
  • Minister of Women's Affairs 08 December 2010-14 December 2011
  • Associate Minister for ACC 08 December 2010-14 December 2011
  • Associate Minister of Energy and Resources 08 December 2010-14 December 2011
  • Associate Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector 08 December 2010-14 December 2011
  • Minister of Pacific Island Affairs 14 December 2011-28 January 2014

Personal details

Born in Ruatoria. Married with two daughters. Iwi Affiliations: Ngati Porou, Ngai Tahu

Education/qualifications

  • MA, Waikato University
  • Senior Executive Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1992
  • Senior Executive Fellow, Templeton College, Oxford University, 2005

Career

  • Partner, Gardiner and Parata Ltd
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Prime Minister's Advisory Group
  • Ministry for the Environment
  • Housing Corporation of New Zealand
  • Te Puni Kokiri
  • State Services Commission
  • Institute of Policy Studies

Awards

Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth Study Conference 1998

Community activities

  • President, Waikato Student Union, 1980
  • Trustee, National Portrait Gallery 2008-

Leisure activities

Reading, music, movies and netball. Has completed half marathon and a triathlon.