New Zealand Labour Party

Hon Peeni Henare

MP for Tāmaki Makaurau

Minister of Civil Defence, Whānau Ora, and Youth

Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health) 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

Unit 1G/12 Lambie Drive, Manukau, Auckland

Parliamentary office

04 817 8721

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Hon Peeni Henare

Meet Peeni

Ko Peeni Ereatara Gladwyn Henare tēnei. Nō Te Aupouri, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Manu, Te Kapotai, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Te Whakatōhea, Rongowhakaata me Ngāti Kahungunu.

Peeni Henare has proudly served as a Member of Parliament for six years and a Minister for three years. His portfolios have included Whānau Ora, Civil Defence, Youth, Associate Health (Māori), Tourism and Social Development.

Positive gains have been made in all areas to improve the health and social wellbeing of Māori across Aotearoa and in Tāmaki Makaurau. In particular, the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic saw the unity of the 5 million New Zealanders and a whole of Government approach to keep our country safe, including the amazing efforts of the Whānau Ora and Māori Health communities. A vote for Peeni Henare this election is a vote for progress, to ensure Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau get the support they need.

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.

Prior to politics Peeni worked as a businessman, public servant, broadcaster and teacher.

Peeni lives in Mt Wellington, Tāmaki Makaurau.

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