Peeni Henare

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The Honourable
Peeni Henare
MP
Peeni Henare.jpg
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byAlfred Ngaro
3rd Minister for Whānau Ora
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byTe Ururoa Flavell
Minister for Youth
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byNikki Kaye
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Tāmaki Makaurau
Assumed office
20 September 2014
Preceded byPita Sharples
Majority1,462
Personal details
RelationsTaurekareka Henare (great-grandfather)
James Henare (grandfather)
Websitehttp://www.labour.org.nz/peenihenare

Peeni Ereatara Gladwyn Henare is a New Zealand Labour Party politician who has been a member of the New Zealand parliament for the Tāmaki Makaurau Māori electorate since the 2014 general election.

Family[edit]

Henare is a great grandson of Taurekareka Henare, who held the Northern Maori seat between 1914 and 1938.[1] His grandfather was James Henare,[1] who had stood for the National Party in five elections between 1946 and 1963.[2] His father was Erima Henare, who was the head of the Māori Language Commission.

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2014–2017 51st Tāmaki Makaurau none Labour
2017–present 52nd Tāmaki Makaurau none Labour

Peeni Henare won the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate ahead of Rangi McLean of the Māori Party in 2014.[3]

Henare was elected as a Minister outside Cabinet by the Labour Party caucus following Labour's formation of a coalition government with New Zealand First and the Greens in 2017.[4] He assumed the portfolio of Minister for Whānau Ora, which falls under the purview of Te Puni Kōkiri (the Ministry for Māori Development).[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grandson aims to keep Parliament seat in family". The Northern Advocate. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 247. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
  3. ^ Ropiha, Billie Jo (20 September 2014). "Peeni Henare presents humble victory speech". Māori Television. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Who's in? Who's out?". Radio NZ. 20 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Ministry of Māori Development". Te Puni Kokiri. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Ministerial List". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Pita Sharples
Member of Parliament for Tāmaki Makaurau
2014–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Alfred Ngaro
Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector
2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Te Ururoa Flavell
Minister for Whānau Ora
2017–present
Preceded by
Nikki Kaye
Minister for Youth
2017–present