Nanaia Mahuta

MP for Hauraki-Waikato

Spokesperson for Conservation
Spokesperson for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
Spokesperson for Whānau Ora

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Since becoming an MP, Nanaia has been committed to youth development, advancing Māori success through education and training opportunities, Iwi development, care for kaumatua, support for Māori women and sustainable ways to care for the environment and create jobs. 

As a serving Member of Parliament Nanaia held a range of spokesperson roles, served on a number of Select Committees and in the last term of the Fifth Labour Government had the privilege of being a Minister.

She is currently the spokesperson for Māori Affairs and Treaty Settlements, and is the Senior Māori Vice-President of the Labour Party.

Nanaia’s other roles include:

  • Trustee of Te Whakaruruhau Māori Women's Refuge
  • Trustee of the Waikato College for Research and Development
  • Co-Chair of the Waikato-Tainui Governance and Representation Review
  • Parent on the Te Kaahu Kohanga Reo Committee
  • Patron of the Rahui Pokeka Waka Ama club.

Nanaia continues to be an active member of her community, her Iwi and her whānau.

Contact Nanaia Mahuta

Hauraki-Waikato electorate office

Address: 430 Ulster St, PO Box 611, Hamilton
Phone: 07 839 6811

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 9233

Latest from Nanaia Mahuta

Labour mourns loss of Māori academic Matiu Dickson

April 07, 2016

Tangi kau ana ngā tai e!
E te manu whititua. E te pou tokomanawa o ngā whare maire o ngā tūpuna. Tāhuhu kau ana ngā puke I te tonga ka mōkaia ngā tai o Tauranga moana e!

It is with deep sympathy that we acknowledge the passing of Matiu Dickson from Ngai Tukairangi, Ngai Te Rangi, says Labour’s Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta.


Solid Energy sell-off slap in face

March 19, 2016

The proposed sell-off of Solid Energy lands in Huntly is a breach of good faith undertakings given to Waikato-Tainui in their Treaty of Waitangi settlement reached 20yrs ago, says Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta.

"There are core principles which inform the right of first refusal mechanisms in the Waikato-Tainui Settlement. The principle of returning land wrongly confiscated in the region was an important matter.

DOC struggling to protect our biodiversity

March 17, 2016

The outlook for New Zealand’s indigenous species is grim after a new report found the Department of Conservation has made few improvements in managing biodiversity, Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says. 

“The Auditor-General’s report Prioritising and Partnering to Manage Biodiversity found the Department has made limited progress in following up its 2012 recommendations.

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