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Tangi Utikere

Candidate for Palmerston North

“I’m passionate about equal access and opportunity – and driven by my values of fairness, social justice, inclusiveness and kindness.”

Tangi Utikere
Tangi Utikere

Meet Tangi

Tangi Utikere feels privilged to be the Labour Candidate for Palmerston North, the city he is proud to call home. He was born, educated, and works in Palmerston North and says it is a place like no other.

Tangi has strong connections to the electorate through his work and public service. His professional background is in education; he is a former secondary school teacher. He is experienced in local government, and is currently in a fourth term as a city councillor. He has served as Palmerston North’s Deputy Mayor for the past four years. Tangi’s community involvement includes service as a Justice of the Peace and Chair of a school Board of Trustees, alongside supporting other community organisations.

This experience and proven track record means Tangi has lots to offer as an electorate MP within Jacinda Ardern’s Labour-led Government. He’s determined to be an effective advocate for the city, making sure that Palmerston North gets the support it needs to grow and thrive as we recover from COVID-19.

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