Nanaia Mahuta

Nanaia Cybele Mahuta[2] (born 21 August 1970) is a New Zealand politician who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hauraki-Waikato and serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Sixth Labour Government since 2020. She is also the Minister of Local Government, and served as Minister for Māori Development from 2017 to 2020.


Nanaia Mahuta

Mahuta in 2019
28th Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
6 November 2020
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byWinston Peters
12th Minister of Local Government
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byAnne Tolley
In office
19 October 2005  19 November 2008
Prime MinisterHelen Clark
Preceded byChris Carter
Succeeded byRodney Hide
44th Minister for Māori Development
In office
26 October 2017  6 November 2020
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byTe Ururoa Flavell
Succeeded byWillie Jackson
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Hauraki-Waikato
Assumed office
2008
Preceded byNew constituency
Majority9,660
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Tainui
In office
2002–2008
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority3,430[1]
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Te Tai Hauāuru
In office
1999–2002
Preceded byTuku Morgan
Succeeded byTariana Turia
Majority6,233[1]
Personal details
Born (1970-08-21) 21 August 1970 (age 51)
Auckland, New Zealand
Political partyLabour
Websitenanaiamahuta.org.nz

Mahuta was previously a cabinet minister in the Fifth Labour Government, serving then as Minister of Customs, Minister of Local Government, Minister of Youth Development, Associate Minister for the Environment, and Associate Minister of Tourism.[3] In 2018, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women.[4]