New Zealand Labour Party

Hon Meka Whaitiri

MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Ko Te Tairawhiti Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ngā iwi.

Hon Meka Whaitiri was born and raised Manutuke, Gisborne, and educated in Hastings. She was Head Girl at Karamu High School and played both netball and softball at a national level. Meka worked at the freezing works in Whakatu and went on to complete a Masters in Education from Victoria University.

Meka has a strong Māori governance background and sound knowledge of how government and Parliament works. She was Deputy Secretary in the Department of Labour, and was also previously a senior adviser to the Minister of Māori Affairs. Meka was a mandated Treaty negotiator for her Rongowhakaata iwi and she spent four years as the Chief Executive of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated.

Meka is the proud mother of two sons.

Contact Hon Meka Whaitiri

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate offices

06 838 5090
68 Queen Street, Wairoa 4109

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 8724

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

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