The Hon Nanaia Mahuta is a constituent MP for the Hauraki-Waikato seat with 20 plus years’ experience in ‘flax-root’ politics.
Nanaia Mahuta is: Minister for Local Govt and Min for Maori Development, and Associate Min for Environment.
Nanaia is married and has two children and lives close to her home marae Turangawaewae at Ngaruawahia. She has strong links to the Māori King Movement.
Nanaia is a tribal member of Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Manu and her parliamentary experience has enabled her to contribute to the collective aspirations of Maori and all New Zealanders.