TV show sub navigation

Te Ururoa Flavell

Māori Party

Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell is the incumbent Māori MP for the Waiāriki electorate and will be challenged this year by Labour’s candidate, Tamati Coffey.

Flavell holds ministerial portfolios in Māori Development and Whānau Ora as well as being associate minister for Economic Development.

Te Ururoa Flavell has held the Waiariki seat for four terms since he was first elected in 2005.  In 2013, he became the Māori Party co-leader following the retirement of Pita Sharples from politics.

Flavell has held primary Māori Party portfolios for Education and Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations.

He also held a number of minor portfolios including Tourism, Local Government, Internal Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Land Information and Education Review Office.

Flavell has been a member and Deputy Chairperson of the Education and Science Select Committee as well as being a current member on the Business Select Committee, Whips Select Committee and Standing Orders Committee.

The Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Raukawa descendant holds a Bachelor of Arts (Māori Studies and Anthropology) from the University of Auckland, a Master of Arts (Māori) from Waikato University and is a former student of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo (Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language).

Flavell is passionate about ensuring te reo thrives as a living language, he wants to ensure Māori have access to warm and safe accommodation and is committed to providing Māori with the tools to achieve their aspirations.

Flavell is also a fitness fanatic who works out regularly. He has competed in IronMāori on numerous occasions and believes that physical well-being is an important part of who he is.

Raised in Rotorua and living in his whānau homestead at Ngongotaha, he has been married to wife Erana for more than 25 years, and they have five children and two mokopuna.

Other candidates in: Waiariki

More: Te Ururoa Flavell

News

Rangatahi push for 40,000 new jobs in Bay of Plenty

By Mānia Clarke

A regional growth organisation called Bay of Connections is looking to create 40,000 new jobs by 2050. Regional Development Minister Shane Jones says the move coincides with the new Provincial Growth fund, which he says will support initiatives like Bay of Connections.

News

Special 'Poi e' performance by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and AGGs Kapa Haka

By Mānia Clarke

In a first, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) teamed up with the Auckland Girls Grammar Kapa Haka group and a South Auckland primary school to perform a special rendition of the iconic Kiwi song Poi E. The whānau of Dalvanius Prime was in attendance to enjoy the special performance.

News

Pare Hauraki mourn the loss of their champion Toko Renata

By Mānia Clarke

Hauraki leader Toko Renata Te Taniwha (Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Whanaunga) passed away on Wednesday 29 November, at his home in Manaia, Coromandel, surrounded by whānau, aged 86. Hauraki Māori Trust Board member Harry Mikaere says Toko was a perfect leader for the tribes of Pare Hauraki.

Show more results

Te Kāea on Facebook

Twitter