Paraire Karaka Paikea
|Paraire Karaka Paikea|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Northern Maori
1938 – 6 April 1943
|Preceded by||Taurekareka Henare|
|Succeeded by||Tapihana Paraire Paikea|
|Born||1 June 1894
Otamatea, Kaipara, New Zealand
|Died||6 April 1943
Wanganui, New Zealand
|Children||Tapihana Paraire Paikea|
Paraire Karaka Paikea (1 June 1894 – 6 April 1943) was a New Zealand Māori politician
Of Te Uri-o-Hau and Ngāti Whātua descent, Paraire Karaka Paikea was born in Otamatea, in the Kaipara area of Northland. An ordained Methodist Minister by 1921, he joined the Rātana movement and by 1924 was on the Rātana council. In June 1925 he was one of the original gazetted Rātana ministers.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
Paikea captured the Rātana Movement's third Māori electorate of Northern Maori from Taurekareka Henare in 1938. He was Minister without portfolio representing the Māori race from 1941 to 1943 and was also Māori Recruiting Director on the War Administration Board. Known as "Piri Wiri Tua", after Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, his early death on 6 April 1943 ended a promising career.
He was succeeded as MP by his son Tapihana Paraire Paikea at the 1943 election. The need for a proposed by-election to be held on 19 June 1943 was avoided by a special Act of Parliament passed on 11 June 1943 (the By-elections Postponement Act 1943) postponing the vote until the (delayed) general election was held.
- Henderson, James Mcleod (1963). Ratana The Man, The Church, The Movement (1st ed.) A.H & A.W. Reed Ltd ISBN 0-589-00619-3.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Northern Maori
Tapihana Paraire Paikea