Hon Dr Pita Sharples

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Hon Dr Pita Sharples

Minister of Māori Affairs
MP for Tāmaki Makaurau

Dr Pita Sharples was first elected to the House of Representatives as a Māori Party Member of Parliament on 17 September 2005 for the Electorate of Tāmaki Makaurau and was re-elected in the 2008 and 2011 General Elections.

He is currently the Minister for Māori Affairs, Associate Minister of Education and Associate Minister of Corrections.

Pita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Anthropology, Master of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology and a Doctorate in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Auckland. He has been awarded a CBE for Services to New Zealand in Education and is a proud Te Aute Old Boy.

Pita is affiliated to Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Te Kikiri o te Rangi, Ngāti Pahauwera and lives in Auckland.

Contact Information

Ministerial Office – Wellington

Phone: 04 817 9800
Fax: 04 817 6525
Email: pita.sharples@parliament.govt.nz
Address: Bowen House, Parliament Buildings

Electorate Office – Auckland

Phone: 09 266 8407
Fax: 09 250 1256
Email: mptamakimakaurau@xtra.co.nz
Address: Unit 7, 214 Great South Road
Manurewa

Further Links

Members of Parliament Website
Ministers Website