Joe Hawke

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Joseph Parata Hohepa Hawke, MNZM (born 1940), is a former New Zealand politician. He was a member of Parliament for the Labour Party from 1996 to 2002.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
1996–1999 45th List 15 Labour
1999–2002 46th List 32 Labour

He was first elected to Parliament in the 1996 election as a list MP, having unsuccessfully contested the Te Tai Tokerau seat against incumbent Tau Henare of New Zealand First. In the 1999 election, he remained a list MP, opting not to stand in an electorate. He retired from politics at the 2002 election.[citation needed]

Outside politics[edit]

Before entering Parliament, he worked as a consultant and a company director. He has been involved with a number of Māori organisations, including leading the Bastion Point protests[1] and the Mai FM radio station. He is a lay preacher for the Open Brethren.[2]

In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Hawke was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.[3]


  1. ^ Joe Hawke. Governor-General of New Zealand. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Te Rongopai – Christianity & Colonial Complications" (PDF). Windsor Community Church. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  3. ^ The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2008, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 16 December 2012.