|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
12 April 2011
|Preceded by||George Hawkins|
|Born||17 February 1972|
Taupo, New Zealand
|Previous teams|| Silver Ferns (netball)|
Black Ferns (rugby)
Louisa Hareruia Wall (born 17 February 1972) is the New Zealand Member of Parliament for Manurewa, having stood for the New Zealand Labour Party. She has represented New Zealand in both netball as a Silver Fern and rugby union as a member of the Black Ferns.
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Manurewa is a major suburb in South Auckland, New Zealand. It was part of Manukau City before the creation of the Auckland super city in 2010. It is located 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the Manukau City Centre, and 26 km (16 mi) southeast of Auckland CBD.
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Born in Taupo, Wall has Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Waikato ancestry. She was named after her father's cousin Louis, who died on the day she was born.
Taupo is a town on the shore of Lake Taupo, which occupies the caldera of the Taupo Volcano in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the seat of the Taupo District Council and lies in the southern Waikato Region.
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She attended secondary school at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College and earned qualifications from the Waikato Institute of Technology, the University of Waikato and Massey University. She worked in the health field.[ clarification needed ] She identifies openly as lesbian and is a strong advocate for human rights.
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Taupo-nui-a-Tia College is a co-educational high school in Taupo, New Zealand. The school currently has about 1050 students. Taupo-nui-a-Tia College is a Cornerstone Values school.
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In the 2005 election Wall stood unsuccessfully in the Port Waikato electorate and occupied the 46th position on the Labour list.
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At the third reading, Wall gave a speechlikening the passing of the Bill to Treaty of Waitangi settlement acts previously passed by the New Zealand Parliament. She stated the passing of the Bill was like winning a "World Cup final".
Wall was named in the Silver Ferns 1989 team, aged 17, having been an outstanding athlete and scholar at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College.
Inspired by watching the All Blacks on TV with her father as a child, Wall made the Black Ferns in 1998. This team would go on to win the first ever Women's Rugby World Cup.The team won their first game against Germany 134–6, and the final against the USA 44–12.
Wall had been banned from playing at her dad's club as a girl at the age of 5. After winning the World Cup, she returned to New Zealand and gave her medal to her dad.
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