Louisa Wall

MP for Manurewa

Spokesperson for Courts
Spokesperson for Youth Affairs
Associate Justice Spokesperson (Legal Aid)
Associate Sport and Recreation Spokesperson

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Louisa (Ngati Tuwharetoa me Waikato) has held a variety of roles across the public sector as a policy advisor and community advocate in the social policy and public policy areas. Louisa believes that people have the solutions to meeting their own needs and her responsibility is to ensure public resources are distributed in a way that meets the needs and aspirations of all of our communities.

A priority for Louisa in her work with Manurewa community leaders is to help create and cultivate the environment for the next generation to dream and to fulfil their potential. As a former Silver Fern and Black Fern Louisa knows that striving to attain goals can be achieved with the support and encouragement of our families and communities. Louisa's work is founded on a commitment to universal human rights and to practically ensuring that all people as NZ citizens live equally in dignity and rights.

Career Highlights

  • Member of the Silver Ferns, 1989-1992
  • World Champion Black Ferns, 1998
  • New Zealand Women’s Rugby Player of the Year, 1997
  • Master of Philosophy, 2000-2002 (Social Policy)
  • Bachelor, 1995-1999 Social Policy and Social Work
  • Diploma in Sport and Recreation, 1990-1991
  • New Zealand University Blues, 1997-98
  • Policy Advisor and Policy Analyst - Children's Commission, Families Commission, Human Rights Commission, Auckland University of Technology, Counties Manukau DHB

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Manurewa electorate office

Address: 265 Great South Road Manurewa, PO Box 75104 Manurewa, Auckland 2243
Phone: 09 267 0934

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 9732

Latest from Louisa Wall

Wahine Maori MPs recognised

February 11, 2016

 Labour’s Maori caucus have paid tribute to the two mana wahine Maori Members of Parliament, Hon Iriaka Ratana and Hon Whetu Tirikatene Sullivan OSM, who were recognised alongside the original male Native MPs in a special event at Parliament today.

 They were honoured after a request by Labour’s Manurewa MP Louisa Wall who says they deserved to be acknowledged alongside their male counterparts.

 “Today was about recognising that between them they served our people for 50 years and their legacy enabled people like me to aspire to be in Parliament.

Political will to beat the TB epidemic

September 04, 2015

Parliamentarians from the region have this week formed the Asia Pacific TB Caucus, at an historic meeting in Sydney, Australia, to drive progress against this intractable disease.

Some 60 percent of the world’s TB cases occur in the Asia Pacific region, where nearly five million people fall ill each year.  The continued development of drug-resistant TB is a threat to global health security.  

Manurewa youth leaders acknowledged

May 28, 2015

The depth and breadth of leadership of youth throughout Manurewa, which has been recognized at the Youth Week Award ceremony held at Parliament this week, should make the community extremely proud, Manurewa Labour MP Louisa Wall says.

“The 'Limitless Youth Leadership Group', which operates within the innovative Manurewa Marae-based programme Taiohi Whai Oranga and won Youth Group Award, are an incredible bunch of youth leaders who continue to break stereotypes, support youth in the community and be themselves. They are continuously developing new initiatives and events that they believe are beneficial for other youth in the community.

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