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Pita Paraone

Pita Paraone

8 November 2008

Pita Paraone

NZ First

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Spokesperson, Health 2002-2005
  • Member, Health Committee 27 August 2002-11 February 2004
  • Member, Māori Affairs Committee 9 November 2005-3 October 2008
  • Spokesperson, Broadcasting 2005-2008
  • Spokesperson, Fisheries 2005-2008
  • Spokesperson, Housing 2005-2008
  • Spokesperson, Maori Affairs 2005-2008

Personal details

Born 30 November 1945, Kawakawa, married with three adult children and five grandchildren


  • Motatau District High School
  • Bay of Islands College
  • Diploma in Business Development, Auckland University
  • Diploma in Social Work, Victoria University of Wellington
  • NZ Staff College of Management
  • Henley Management College, UK


  • Worked in Public Service for 38 years
  • Former Clerk/Interpreter, Maori Land Court
  • Former Budget controller, Land Development
  • Worked in Community Services
  • Former Regional Director, Te Puni Kokiri
  • Former Director, Ministry of Maori Development, Northern region
  • List member of Parliament 27 July 2002-8 November 2008

Community activities

  • Member, School Boards of Trustees (Private and Public)
  • Government appointed Commissioner for a school originally designated for closure
  • Member, Northland Polytechnic Council for 11 years
  • Chairperson, Northland Polytechnic Council for 5 years
  • Trustee, local marae
  • Member, Waitangi National Trust Board
  • Chairperson, Waitangi Day Organising Committee
  • Chairperson, Tribal Council
  • Director, Geothermal Energy Company
  • Director, Maori Health Company
  • Director, Hotel Joint Venture Company
  • Trustee, Forestry Trust
  • Chairperson, Taitokerau Region Cultural (Kapa Haka) Committee

Party activities

  • Board Member, New Zealand First 1999-2000
  • Member, Board of Directors 2000-2002

Leisure activities

Rugby, rugby league, tennis, New Zealand history, music

This is the archived biography page for former member of Parliament, Pita Paraone.