Kris Faafoi


MP for Mana

Spokesperson for Racing, & Tourism.
Associate Broadcasting Spokesperson
Senior Whip

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Kris lives in Titahi Bay, Porirua and was elected as the Member of Parliament for Mana in November 2010 following more than a decade working as a journalist at both TVNZ and the BBC – giving him a strong commitment to public service broadcasting.

As the son of a school teacher and factory worker Kris knows that education is the game-changer for many young people.

Kris is committed to the communities of the Mana electorate and to ensuring that the region grows and develops in a way that strengthens our communities, provides opportunities, and makes our families stronger and more successful.

Kris is the current Member of Parliament for Mana.  His experience before that includes:

  • Television journalist for TVNZ
  • Television journalist BBC World
  • Chief Press Secretary, Labour Leader’s Office
  • Diploma in Journalism, New Zealand Broadcasting School

Contact Kris Faafoi

Electorate office

Ground Floor, 6 Hartham Place South, Porirua
PO Box 50303, Porirua 5240
Phone: 0800 MANA MP (0800 626 267)
Phone: 04 237 9842
Fax: 04 237 9573

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 8257

Latest from Kris Faafoi

Taxpayers paying for more spin

March 21, 2016

Taxpayers are forking out millions more for Government spin than they were just three years ago, Labour’s State Services spokesman Kris Faafoi says.

“The bill for public relations and communications staff by Government departments has risen $6 million in the past four years.

Taxpayers shouldn’t fork out for fundraising dinners

February 15, 2016

Getting the taxpayer to pay for his press secretary to attend a National Party fundraising dinner is the latest in a litany of rule breaking by Cabinet Minister Nick Smith, Labour’s State Services spokesperson Kris Faafoi says.

“Documents obtained by Labour show taxpayers paid $55 for Nick Smith’s press secretary to attend the National fundraising dinner in Ashburton last May.

Blurred lines cited in dodgy roadshow review

December 17, 2015

The State Services Commissioner has given Housing Minister Nick Smith a serious ticking off for his office’s involvement in organising National Party roadshows, Labour’s State Services spokesperson Kris Faafoi says.

“Commissioner Iain Rennie undertook a review of the HomeStart roadshows and of OIA responses from Housing New Zealand following a complaint from me that these taxpayer-funded events were being used to promote National List MP Parmjeet Parmar.

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