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Hon Meka Whaitiri

MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Minister of Customs, and Veterans

Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare), and Statistics

“My goal is to rebuild our regional economies and ensure whānau have the chance to work locally. Together we are doing this: Ko Tātou Ko Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.”

Hon Meka Whaitiri

Contact

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate offices

[email protected]

Wairoa
06 838 5090
68 Queen Street, Wairoa 4109

Tairāwhiti
06 863 2184
Elgin Shopping Centre, 226 Lytton Road, Gisborne

Te Matau-a-Maui
06 873 3457
944 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings 4120

Te Awakairangi
04 564 1370
Queens Street Mall Entrance, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt
PO Box 43201, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5048

Parliamentary office

04 817 8734
[email protected]

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Hon Meka Whaitiri

Meet Meka

Tēnā Koutou,
Ko Meka Whaitiri tōku ingoa.
He uri tēnei nō Ngāti Kahungunu me ngā iwi o Te Tai Rāwhiti.
Ko au te Mema Pāremata mō Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.

Born and raised in Manutuke, Gisborne and educated in Hastings, Meka Whaitiri was Head Girl at Karamu High School, representing the voices of her peers. She also played netball and softball at a national level. After working at the freezing works in Whakatu, Meka then completed a Master’s in Education at Victoria University in Wellington.

Her passion for Māori governance grew from her sound knowledge of how government and Parliament work. Meka was the Deputy Secretary in the Department of Labour, and Senior Adviser to the Minister of Māori Affairs, the Hon Parekura Horomia. She has held pivotal roles in both Rongowhakaata and Ngāti Kahungunu iwi.

Meka is currently Minister of Customs, Minister for Veterans, Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare) and Associate Minister of Statistics.

Meka's two sons are the backbone of the mahi that she does. Her whānau and supporters have supported her through her journey as a politician. Meka's goal is to support and provide for the people of Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.

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