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Joseph Parata Hohepa Hawke, MNZM (born 1940), is a former New Zealand politician. He was a member of Parliament for the Labour Party from 1996 to 2002.
Member of Parliament
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He was first elected to Parliament in the 1996 elections as a list MP, having unsuccessfully contested the Te Tai Tokerau seat against incumbent Tau Henare of New Zealand First. In the 1999 elections, he remained a list MP, opting not to stand in an electorate. He retired from politics at the 2002 elections.
Before entering Parliament, he worked as a consultant and a company director. He has been involved with a number of Māori organisations, including leading the Bastion Point protests and the Mai FM radio station. He is a lay preacher for the Open Brethren.
In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Hawke was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.