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Mei Reedy-Taare

Māori Party

A former broadcaster, journalist and communications professional, Mei Reedy-Taare (Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Porou) holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Psychology and English and a Diploma in Journalism. She’s a former journalist for TVNZ. She’ll be running against sitting MP Rino Tirikatene from Labour and Metiria Turei from the Greens.

Reedy-Taare is currently a serving board member for her Ngāti Porou iwi.

She is the daughter of highly-respected educationalists Sir Tamati and Lady Tilly Reedy who have been tireless advocates for Māori throughout their careers.

Reedy-Taare and her husband of more than 30 years, Beau, returned to New Zealand in the mid-1990s after spending 10 years working in Washington DC.

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