Jan Tinetti

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Jan Tinetti

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Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour party list
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Personal details
Janette Rose Tinetti

West Coast, New Zealand
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)David Merton
RelationsDon Merton (father-in-law)
ProfessionSchool principal

Janette Rose Tinetti[1] is a New Zealand politician and a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

Personal life[edit]

Tinetti was born on the West Coast and grew up in Christchurch. She became a teacher and union member.[2] She then became the principal of Merivale School in Tauranga and has previously been on the national executive of the New Zealand Educational Institute.[3] She is married to David Merton, whose father Don Merton was a noted conservationist, and the couple have two children.[4]

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd List 15 Labour

Tinetti stood for Labour in the Tauranga electorate in the 2017 election and was placed 15 on Labour's party list.[5] Tinetti did not win the electorate, but entered parliament via the Party list.[6]


  1. ^ "Daily progress for Tuesday, 7 November 2017". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ Davison, Isaac (12 May 2017). "Former pupil's suicide prompted principal to enter politics". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. ^ Gillespie, Kiri (11 February 2017). "Labour Party's new Tauranga candidate to be voice of the people". Bay of Plenty Times. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Native bird saviour takes one last flight". Bay of Plenty Times. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election". Scoop.co.nz. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Successful Candidates". Electoral Commission. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.