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28 January 2014
|Preceded by||Katrina Shanks|
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Joanne Kowhai Hayes is a New Zealand politician and since January 2014 is a New Zealand National Party List MP in the New Zealand Parliament.
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Hayes has worked in the health industry, as well as at Māori development organisation Nga Tai O te Awa.
In the 2011 general election Hayes ran for National in Dunedin South,and was in 64th place on the party list.
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In December 2013 National list MP Katrina Shanks announced her retirement from Parliament and was replaced by Hayes.On 23 January 2014, the Electoral Commission declared Hayes was officially a National Party list MP and on 28 January 2014 was sworn in as a Member of the New Zealand House of Representatives.
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