Spokesperson for Defence, Sport and Recreation, Associate Health
Contact Peeni Henare
Tāmaki Makaurau electorate office
09 262 0577
Unit 1G/12 Lambie Drive, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2104
04 817 8721
Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Meet Peeni Henare
Kua tawhiti kē tō haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu. He nui rawa ō mahi kia kore e mahi tonu
We have come too far not to go further. We have done too much not to do more
Ko Peeni Ereatara Gladwyn Henare ahau. Nō Te Aupouri, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Manu, Te Kapotai, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Te Whakatōhea, Rongowhakaata me Ngāti Kahungunu.
Hon Peeni Henare has proudly served as a Member of Parliament for Tāmaki Makaurau for nine years and a Minister for six years.
Peeni has served as the Minister for ACC, Minister for Forestry, Minister of Tourism, Minister for Whānau Ora and Minister for Veterans. As well as the Associate Minister for the Environment and Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health).
Peeni is of Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi descent. Prior to politics Peeni worked as a businessman, broadcaster and teacher.
Politics and public service is in his blood: his father was Erima Henare, who was head of the Māori Language Commission; his grandfather was Sir James Henare, a lieutenant colonel in the Māori Battalion, member of Te Rūnanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Commander of the British Empire (CBE); and his great-grandfather Taurekareka (Tau) Henare was also a Member of Parliament, for the former electorate Northern Māori from 1914 to 1938.