Arthur Anae (born 1945) is a New Zealand politician who currently serves on the Auckland Council. He was an MP from 1996 to 1999, and again from 2000 to 2002. He was part of the National Party, being its first Pacific Islander MP.
Member of Parliament
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Anae first entered Parliament in the 1996 elections as a list MP, but after the 1999 election, missed returning to Parliament by a single place. When Don McKinnon resigned, however, Anae entered Parliament as his replacement. In the 2002 election, Anae was ranked lowly on the party list, and was not returned to Parliament. His low ranking was criticised at the time by various Pacific Island groups, who said that National was ignoring the Pacific community.
In the 2010 Auckland Council elections Anae was elected from the Manukau ward to serve in the newly formed Auckland Council and has since been Chair of the Council's Economic Forum.