Nanaia Mahuta

Member for Hauraki-Waikato, Labour Party

 MP Nanaia Mahuta Member for Hauraki-Waikato, Labour Party 1997 - Current* 

Nanaia Cybelle Mahuta, Waikato-Maniapoto, Ngā Puhi.  Nanaia with her husband Gannin and their son resides in George Street, Ngāruawāhia, Waikato.

Nanaia grew up at Waahi Pa, Huntly with her older brother Tukaroto and younger sister Tipa. She attended the local Rakaumangamanga School and Diosecan School in Hamilton and graduated with her BA and then MA (Hons) in Social Anthropology at Auckland University.  

Nanaia has strong family links to Te Kīngitanga, being the daughter of Sir Robert Te Kotahitanga Mahuta (1939 – 2001) who was the adopted son of King Korokī and the elder brother of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu (1931 - 2006).  

Her mother Lady Eliza Raiha Mahuta (nee Edmonds) (2 April 1942 - 23 March 2010) is her Ngā Puhi connection to Ngāti Manu and Ngāti Rangi, Ngawha, Te Otaiamai o te Marangai. Lady Raiha grew up at the family homestead in Kāretu Valley, Taumārere, attended Queen Victoria College, Parnell in Auckland and graduated from Otago University as a Physiotherapist. 

Nanaia was first elected to Parliament in the 1996 elections when she became a list MP. In the 1999 elections she won Te Hauauru electorate, and in 2002 won the Hauraki-Waikato electorate. 

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2009 Current parliamentary roles

Member, Local Government and Environment Committee

Spokesperson, Environment

Spokesperson, Tourism

Associate Spokesperson, Maori Affairs

1997 - 2008 Former parliamentary roles: 

5 Nov 07 – 19 Nov 08 Associate Minister Tourism

5 Nov 07 – 19 Nov 08 Minister of Local Government

19 Oct 05 – 19 Nov 08 Associate Minister for the Environment

19 Oct 05 - 19 Nov 08 Minister of Youth Affairs

19 Oct 05 – 19 Nov 08 Minster of Customs

19 Oct 05 - 05 Nov 07 Associate Member for Local Government

28 Jul 04 – 11 Aug 05 Member, Maori Affairs select committee

27 Aug 02 - 16 Aug 05 Member, Local Govt & Environment select committee

27 Aug 02 - 16 Aug 05 Member, Health select committee

15 Aug 02 – 19 Oct 05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Local Government

15 Aug 02 – 19 Oct 05 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Education

8 Feb 00 – 18 Jun 02 Member, Education and Science select committee

21 Dec 99 – 18 Jun 02 Member, Justice and Electoral select committee

20 Mar 97 – 19 Oct 99  Member, Electoral Law select committee

12 Mar 97 – 19 Oct 99 *Member, Regulations Review select committee

 

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