Hon Peeni Henare

MP for Tāmaki Makaurau

Minister of Defence, and Whānau Ora

Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health), Housing (Māori Housing), and Tourism

“We have come too far not to go further, we have done too much not to do more”
– Tā Hēmi Henare

Hon Peeni Henare


Tāmaki Makaurau electorate office

09 262 0577
[email protected]

Unit 1G/12 Lambie Drive, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2104

Parliamentary office

04 817 8721
[email protected]

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Hon Peeni Henare

Meet Peeni

Hon Peeni Henare is the Member of Parliament for Tāmaki Makaurau, and is of Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi descent. He is the Minister of Defence and Minister for Whānau Ora, as well as Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health), Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing) and Associate Minister of Tourism. 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.

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