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Adrian Rurawhe

MP for Te Tai Hauāuru

Spokesperson for Internal Affairs
Associate Education (Māori) Spokesperson

Contact Adrian Rurawhe

Through his Iwi and community roles, Adrian has worked successfully to improve the lives of whānau, hapū, Iwi and the community. He will be a strong voice in Parliament, and an advocate for the people of Te Tai Hauāuru. He has a particular interest in ensuring that we have empowering policies that help unlock the potential of all whānau.

Adrian has strong strategic planning, management and organisational skills. He has held a number of Management positions, including Business Manager at an Independent Māori Research Institute. During the ten years that he was Chairman of Ngāti Apa, he represented his Iwi on issues concerning, Health, Social Services, Education and their Treaty Settlement. His experience will ensure that he will make a valuable contribution to Parliament and Te Tai Hauāuru.

  • Business Manager for Independent Māori Research Institute
  • Chairman Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa
  • Negotiator for Ngāti Apa Treaty settlement
  • Out of Parliament Staff for Electorate MP
  • Divisional Officer Payroll, NZ Railways

Contact Adrian Rurawhe

Parliament Office:

Phone: 04 817 8234
Email: adrian.rurawhe@parliament.govt.nz

Electorate Office:

Address: 21 Northgate, Strandon, New Plymouth 4312
Phone: 0800 237 126

Write to:

MP Adrian Rurawhe
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Private Bag 18-888
WELLINGTON 6160


Latest from Adrian Rurawhe

Tertiary education ‘whitestreaming’ must stop

March 16, 2016

Labour is calling on universities, polytechnics and wananga to stop so-called “whitestreaming”, where specialist Māori jobs and services are replaced by generalist positions, Labour’s Māori Education spokesperson Adrian Rurawhe says.

“A new report by the Tertiary Education Union has found every university in New Zealand, most polytechnics and even one wānanga has cut jobs that support Māori students.


Our Working Futures Plan

February 09, 2016

Last week my whānau took our mokopuna to the Powhiri for new students, at his new High school. So I was able to speak to a number of parents who had been thinking about what the future holds for their children. Parents and their tamariki in their last years of high school will be making some important life decisions.

Maybe their child will go into trades training, an apprenticeship or on to study at university they’ll face big fees and living expenses. Training for a career is exciting but the thought of big loans and debt is hardly the stuff of the great Kiwi dream. It makes all those other big life decisions – buying a house, marriage and having children – so much harder.


My first full year in Parliament

December 12, 2015

My first full year in Parliament seems to have flown by, but there have been a number of memorable moments.  The status post on my Facebook page that received the most comments was "Saddest place I've ever been to. Auschwitz-Birkenau. We must never ever forget." I also pasted a number of photos, with this status. Most people took these words to mean exactly what  I meant them to be.  That I had found visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau to be a very sad place, one that we must never forget.  But a few people took the opportunity to try to minimise what had happened at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and to attack me because they thought that I was ignoring other atrocities that have happened around the world. This of course was utterly untrue, but I was none the less amazed that 13 words could cause so much bother.


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