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Hon Tariana Turia

Published date: 22 Sep 2014
Maori Party
Māori Party
Turia, Tariana
Turia, Tariana
Contact Details
  • Entered Parliament: 12 October 1996
  • Member of the following Parliaments: 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th
Member for / List Party Date
List Labour Party 12 October 1996 - 27 July 2002
Te Tai Hauauru Labour Party 27 July 2002 - 17 May 2004
Te Tai Hauauru Māori Party 10 July 2004 - 20 September 2014

Former Parliamentary Roles

Portfolios

  • Associate Minister of Health: 10 December 1999 - 30 April 2004
  • Associate Minister of Housing: 10 December 1999 - 30 April 2004
  • Associate Minister of Māori 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
  • Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: 15 August 2003 - 30 April 2004
  • Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: 19 November 2008 - 14 December 2011
  • Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment: 19 November 2008 - 14 December 2011
  • Associate Minister for Disability Issues: 2 April 2009 - 30 July 2009
  • Minister for Disability Issues: 30 June 2009 - 20 September 2014
  • Minister for Whānau Ora: 8 April 2010 - 20 September 2014
  • Associate Minister of Health: 19 November 2008 - 20 September 2014
  • Associate Minister of Housing: 14 December 2011 - 20 September 2014
  • Associate Minister for Social Development: 14 December 2011 - 20 September 2014
  • Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: 14 December 2011 - 20 September 2014

Select Committee

  • Member, Transport and Industrial Relations Committee: 19 June 2001 - 19 March 2002
  • Member, Māori Affairs Committee: 6 March 1997 - 18 October 1999
  • Member, Māori Affairs Committee: 27 August 2002 - 17 May 2004
  • Member, Primary Production Committee: 22 December 1999 - 19 July 2001
  • Member, Primary Production Committee: 13 August 2004 - 11 August 2005
  • Member, Business Committee: 9 March 2005 - 11 August 2005
  • Member, Regulations Review Committee: 10 November 2005 - 22 February 2006
  • Member, Health Committee: 9 November 2005 - 3 October 2008
  • Member, Officers of Parliament Committee: 5 March 2009 - 20 October 2011
  • Member, Privileges Committee: 29 February 2012 - 14 August 2014

Party Roles

  • Party Co-Leader: 10 July 2004 - 20 September 2014

Parliamentary Service Commission and Committees

  • Member, Parliamentary Service Commission: 1 July 2004 - 3 October 2008

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, Māori Access training programmes
  • Worked in Māori 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 Māori women
  • Former member, Kura Kaupapa Māori 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, Māori Party

This is the archived biography page for former Member of Parliament, Hon Tariana Turia.