Harete Hipango

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Harete Hipango

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.


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
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]


  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