Members of Parliament

Current MPs

Political party
Green Party
Metiria Turei.

Metiria Turei.

Information
Date:
31 March 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
Email contacts
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Metiria Turei

List member, Green Party

Current Parliamentary Roles

  • Co-Leader
  • Member, Business Committee
  • Member, Māori Affairs Committee
  • Spokesperson, Education
  • Spokesperson, Social Equity

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Spokesperson, Ethnic Affairs 22 August 2002-12 October 2005
  • Spokesperson, Immigration 22 August 2002-12 October 2005
  • Associate Spokesperson, Justice (Family Law) 22 August 2002-12 October 2005
  • Spokesperson, Pacific Island Affairs 22 August 2002-12 October 2005
  • Spokesperson, Education (including Tertiary) 22 August 2002-2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Māori Affairs 22 August 2002-2 November 2009
  • Member, Māori affairs select committee 27 August 2002-11 August 2005
  • Non-voting Member, Education and science select committee 4 September 2002-11 August 2005
  • Spokesperson, Biosecurity 12 October 2005-2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Justice 12 October 2005-24 November 2005
  • Spokesperson, Information Technology and Communications 12 October 2005-24 November 2005
  • Spokesperson, Conservation 12 October 2005-2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Environmental Education 12 October 2005-2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Treaty Issues 12 October 2005-2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Youth Affairs 12 October 2005-2 November 2009
  • Associate Spokesperson, Health (Alcohol and Drugs) 12 October 2005-2 November 2009
  • Member, Business Committee 8 November 2005-3 October 2008
  • Member, Standing orders select committee 10 November 2005-19 July 2006
  • Member, Local government and environment select committee 16 November 2005-2 July 2008
  • Spokesperson, Disability Issues 24 November 2005-2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Tourism 24 November 2005-2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Fisheries -2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Local Government -2 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Children 24 November 2005-14 December 2011 Spokesperson, Superannuation 24 November 2005-2 November 2009
  • Associate Spokesperson, Trade 24 November 2005-2 November 2009
  • Member, Justice and Electoral Committee 2 July 2008-3 October 2008
  • Member, Law and Order Committee 9 December 2008-25 November 2009
  • Spokesperson, Housing 2 November 2009-14 December 2011 Spokesperson,
  • Electoral Reform 2 November 2009-14 December 2011
  • Member, Social Services Committee 25 November 2009-20 October 2011
  • Member, Electoral Legislation Committee 30 March 2010-20 October 2011

Personal details

  • Born 13 February 1970, Palmerston North
  • Mother of one and stepmother of two

Education/qualifications

  • LLB, University of Auckland

Career

  • Lawyer, resource management and public law

Community activities

  • Formerly involved with the Anarchist Movement
  • Former member, Board of Trustees
  • Formerly involved with NORML
  • Involved with Random Trollops, an anarcho-feminist performance troupe
  • Member, Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa, the New Zealand Māori Lawyers Society

Party activities

  • Candidate, McGillicuddy Serious Party 1993-1993
  • Candidate, Aotearoa Legalise Party 1996-1996