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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was born in the city of Hamilton, New Zealand, and grew up rurally. She attended high school before graduating from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Communication Studies in Politics and Public Relations.

Ko Taumarere te awa. Ko Puketohunoa te maunga. Ko Ngati Manu te hapu.

Hon Grant Robertson was born in Palmerston North and lived in Hastings before his family settled in Dunedin.

Hon Phil Twyford was born and raised in Auckland. He is the Labour Member of Parliament for Te Atatu, where he lives. Phil’s vision is for New Zealand to deliver hope and opportunity to all people.

Hon David Clark was first elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin North in 2011.

Hon David Parker grew up and studied in Dunedin, graduating with a BCom/LLB from the University of Otago.

Hon Iain Lees-Galloway has been the Member of Parliament for Palmerston North since 2008. Born in South Auckland, Iain grew up on a beef farm near Waiuku.

Hon Jenny Salesa is New Zealand’s first Tongan born, Tongan speaking Member of Parliament and the first Tongan born Cabinet Minister of the Crown.

Ron Mark was born in Masterton and was raised as a ward of the state. He grew up in a number of foster homes in Napier and the Wairarapa before attending Tararua College.

Tracey was first elected to Parliament as a New Zealand First list MP based in Warkworth, in 2011.

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.

Hon Aupito William Sio arrived in New Zealand as an eight year old when his parents migrated from Samoa to live in Otahuhu in 1969.

Julie Anne is pleased to take up the mantle of Minister for Women and continue her work on transport and health as Associate Minister for Transport and Associate Minister for Health.

Michael Wood has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Mount Roskill since 2016.

Jan’s Southland childhood established her deep connection with the beauty of an untouched environment.  But it was the impact of the economic reforms of the 1980s that led her toward people-oriented work, giving a voice to those who often go unheard.

As a mother, and a constituent MP with 20 plus years’ experience who has come from ‘flax-root’ politics, Hon Nanaia Mahuta remains connected to the aspirations of people from all walks of life.

From bake sales to the Beehive, Hon Andrew Little has devoted his whole life to advocating for New Zealanders.

Mr Peters grew up in Northland and holds a BA and LLB. He entered Parliament in 1978 in the seat of Hunua and was MP for Tauranga from 1984 till 2005.

Fletcher Tabuteau has been a member of New Zealand First since its inception. He believes that New Zealand First represents common sense and has always had a forthright and clear direction for New Zealand’s future encapsulated in the party’s name.

Hon Damien O'Connor believes every New Zealander, regardless of their background or family situation, deserves the opportunity to realise their full potential and participate in their community and society.

Shane Jones is a List MP based in Kerikeri. He was Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development, with a particular focus on fisheries, agriculture and tourism, given the significance of these resources to enhancing economic development in the region.

Hon. Stuart Nash was elected Labour MP for Napier in 2014. He was sworn in as Minister of Police, Revenue, Fisheries and for Small Business in October 2017 following the general election.

MP for Kelston Carmel Sepuloni is of Samoan, Tongan and NZ European decent.  She was born and raised in Waitara but has lived in Auckland since 1996.

Chris Hipkins is Member of Parliament for Rimutaka. He is ranked seventh in the Cabinet and is the Leader of the House and Minister of Education and State Services. He is also the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services.