Harete Hipango

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Harete Hipango

MP
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Whanganui
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Preceded by Chester Borrows
Personal details
Political party National

Harete Makere Hipango [1] is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.

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Personal life

Prior to entering parliament, Hipango was a lawyer for more than 25 years and was a member of the Whanganui District Health Board. [2]

Political career

Member of parliament

New Zealand Parliament
YearsTermElectorateListParty
2017 present 52nd Whanganui 62 National

Hipango was selected by the New Zealand National Party to contest Whanganui at the 2017 general election. She was selected over former Wanganui Chronicle general manager Andy Jarden, Whanganui dentist and district councillor Hadleigh Reid and South Taranaki farmer Warwick Fleming. It was the first time the party had chosen a Māori woman to contest a seat it held. [3]

Māori people Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand

The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages some time between 1250 and 1300. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture, with their own language, a rich mythology, and distinctive crafts and performing arts. Early Māori formed tribal groups based on eastern Polynesian social customs and organisation. Horticulture flourished using plants they introduced; later, a prominent warrior culture emerged.

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References

  1. "Daily progress for Tuesday, 7 November 2017". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. "National selects Harete Hipango as candidate for Whanganui". Stuff.
  3. "Harete Hipango is National Party's Whanganui candidate". 26 March 2017 via www.nzherald.co.nz.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Chester Borrows
Member of Parliament for Whanganui
2017–present
Incumbent