|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Te Tai Tonga
27 November 1999 – 8 November 2008
|Preceded by||Tutekawa Wyllie|
|Succeeded by||Rahui Katene|
|Born||1946 (age 70–71)|
|Profession||Teacher, public servant, MP|
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|1999–2002||46th||Te Tai Tonga||none||Labour|
|2002–2005||47th||Te Tai Tonga||33||Labour|
|2005–2008||48th||Te Tai Tonga||22||Labour|
He entered Parliament by defeating the incumbent Tu Wyllie of the New Zealand First Party in the 1999 general election. He served as a Minister of State and Associate Minister of Arts, Culture & Heritage; Conservation and Social Development & Employment in the Clark cabinet.
In the 2008 general election, Rahui Katene of the Māori Party out-polled Okeroa by a margin of 1,049 votes. Okeroa's low party-list placing of 40 meant he did not return as a list Member during the 49th Parliament. Okeroa did not stand in the 2011 General Election and has since been made Chair of the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust replacing sacked Chair Sir Ngātata Love.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tonga
|This article about a New Zealand Labour Party politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|