About Te Ururoa
Member of Parliament for Waiariki since 2005
Te Ururoa Flavell belongs to the Ngati Rangiwewehi and Ngapuhi iwi. He lives with his wife, Erana, in Ngongotaha, Rotorua, and has five children.
Prior to being an MP, Te Ururoa has worked in education circles for most of his life. He has filled leadership positions at all levels of the education sector in teaching, Governance and Management, and has been a teacher, principal, CEO of Whare Wananga, and an education consultant.
Being in parliament for Te Ururoa is about representing an independent political voice for Maori articulating the dreams and aspirations of our people.
He has also been involved in education programmes about Te Tiriti o Waitangi over many years and is deeply involved in the settlements process on behalf of his own iwi and Te Arawa whanui. He is a long standing supporter of the Maori civil rights movement.
- Sunset Intermediate, Rotorua
- St Stephens School, Bombay, Auckland 1969-1973
- Majored in Physical Education and Maori, Auckland Secondary Teachers College 1974-1976
- BA in Maori Studies and Anthropology, University of Auckland 1982-1982
- MA in Maori, Waikato University 1984-1985
Maori Party / Parliament
- One of the organisers of the Waiariki arm of the Hikoi ki Paremata in 2003
- Maori Party Wairiki Electorate Chairperson 2004 - 2005
- Member of Parliament for the Waiariki 2005
- Maori Party Whip 2005 - Present
- Member, Parliamentary Business Committee - Present
- Member, Parliamentary Standing Orders Select Committee - Present
- Arts and Culture: Broadcasting, Arts, Culture, Language
- Education: Kaupapa Maori, Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
- Primary Production: Agriculture, Fishing, Forestry, Aquaculture, Maori Land
- Research: Research, Science, Technology, Crown Research
- Sport/Recreation: Local, Regional, National
- Proud member of the Tarimano Marae organising committee and Paepae
- Member of Te Arawa Lakes Trust board
- Member of Te Maru o Ngati Rangiwewehi executive