30 Jul 2013

New Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP to be sworn in

11:39 am on 30 July 2013

The new Member for Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP, Meka Whaitiri, will be sworn in as an MP on Tuesday afternoon.

She won the seat in a by-election in June with a majority of 1659 votes.

The seat was left vacant by the death of Labour MP Parekura Horomia in April.

Ms Whaitiri's maiden speech to Parliament will be made on 6 August.