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Joe Hawke
New Zealand politician

Joe Hawke

Joe Hawke
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Intro New Zealand politician
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From New Zealand
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Gender male
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Biography

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

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate List Party
1996–1999 45th List 15 Labour
1999–2002 46th List 32 Labour

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.

Outside politics

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.

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