Topics: Elections, Politics

Paenga throws name in Māori Party hat for Tāmaki

By Wepiha Te Kanawa
  • Auckland

At the age of 31, you could say he's accomplished plenty.

He's no stranger to Kapa Haka and at the age of 27, he was ordained as a deacon of the Anglican Church.

Te Hira Paenga is embarking on a new journey, one which follows in the footsteps of his stepfather, Dr Pita Sharples. 

Yesterday he confirmed his interest in contesting the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate for the Māori Party.

Te Hira is said to be one of the youngest so far to put his name forward for the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate.

He believes the Māori Party are ready for an injection of fresh new ideas.

The candidate selection process is still on-going and they expect to have a successful candidate in due course.