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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.
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.
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 Megan Woods is a Christchurch local, and has been the Member of Parliament for Wigram since 2011.
Chris Hipkins is Member of Parliament for Rimutaka. He is the 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.
From bake sales to the Beehive, Hon Andrew Little has devoted his whole life to advocating for New Zealanders.
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.
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.
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.
Minister Stuart Nash is the Labour Member of Parliament for the Napier electorate. In 2017 he was sworn in as Minister of Police, Fisheries, Revenue and Small Business.
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.
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.
In November 2008 Clare was elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin South. She is the second woman Labour MP in Dunedin and the first for the seat of Dunedin South.
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.
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 Kris Faafoi was elected as the Member of Parliament for Mana in November 2010, following more than a decade working as a journalist at both TVNZ and the BBC.
Hon Peeni Henare is the Member of Parliament for Tāmaki Makaurau, and is of Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi descent.
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.