|Member of Parliament|
for National List
20 September 2014 –16 May 2019
|Succeeded by||Paulo Garcia|
|Born||1953/1954 (age 64–65)|
Tutehounuku "Nuk" Korako JP (born 1953/1954) is a former New Zealand politician who was elected to the House of Representatives at the 2014 general election as a representative of the National Party. In mid-April 2019, Korako announced his retirement from politics, which took effect on 16 May 2019 when he left Parliament, being replaced by Paulo Garcia.
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Korako attended St Stephen's School in Bombay south of Auckland, Rangiora High School, and Lincoln College.He is married to Christine, and they have four sons. His father is from North Canterbury and was a freezing worker; his paternal grandfather was a wharfie.
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Korako was selected relatively late by the National Party over fellow contenders Lincoln Platt and Jason White, and had just 100 days for his campaign in the 2014 election.He claimed to have doorknocked 300 houses per day, but Labour members disputed that, pointing out that this meant 10 hours of uninterrupted work, with just two minutes spent at each house.
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