New Zealand Labour Party

Hon Willie Jackson

List MP

Minister of Employment

Associate Minister for ACC and Māori Development

Hon Willie Jackson (born 1961) is a former urban Māori chief executive and award-winning radio and television broadcaster. He grew up in Porirua and Mangere, and attended Mangere College in his teenage years. Willie previously worked as a trade union organiser, record company executive, broadcaster, sports talkback radio host and urban Māori advocate.

Primarily based in Auckland, he has supported the rights of Māori and urban Māori nationally for many years with a focus on community development particularly in South Auckland. He has been at the forefront in terms of advancing community interests, local initiatives and whānau aspirations.

The Minister has a very long history working within both Māori and mainstream media in print, radio and television including commentating election coverage in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014.

He is the son of the late Bob Jackson and Dame June Jackson, New Zealand’s longest serving parole board member, and his wife is Tania Rangiheuea, a former Victoria University lecturer in Māori and Women’s Studies and now school principal.

Contact Hon Willie Jackson

Manukau office

Unit 1G/12 Lambie Drive, Manukau, Auckland

Parliamentary office

04 817 8722

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

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