Harete Hipango

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Harete Hipango

Harete Hipango (cropped).jpg
Hipango in 2019
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Whanganui
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Preceded byChester Borrows
Personal details
Political partyNational

Harete Makere Hipango[1] is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.

Personal life[edit]

Prior to entering parliament, Hipango was a lawyer for more than 25 years and was a member of the Whanganui District Health Board.[2]

Political career[edit]

Member of parliament[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd Whanganui 62 National

Hipango was selected by the New Zealand National Party to contest Whanganui at the 2017 general election. She was selected over former Wanganui Chronicle general manager Andy Jarden, Whanganui dentist and district councillor Hadleigh Reid and South Taranaki farmer Warwick Fleming. It was the first time the party had chosen a Māori woman to contest a seat it held.[3]


  1. ^ "Daily progress for Tuesday, 7 November 2017". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "National selects Harete Hipango as candidate for Whanganui". Stuff.
  3. ^ "Harete Hipango is National Party's Whanganui candidate". New Zealand Herald. 26 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Chester Borrows
Member of Parliament for Whanganui