Hekia talks about the school holidays, ANZAC Day, and her trip to Australia as Minister for Women's Affairs. She compares the participation rate of women on New Zealand's private (and public) sector boards of directors with other countries and the improvements to governance that result from ensuring that women are adequately represented. In Mana, the Poirura Youth Awards are coming up and she encourages Mana residents to become involved again this year. For an application form, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the National-led Government, Mana-based List MP Hekia Parata is Minister of Education and Minister of Pacific Island Affairs. Her Education portfolio includes responsibility for the Education Review Office.
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