Joseph Parata Hohepa Hawke Labour Party from 1996 to 2002.(born 1940) is a former New Zealand politician. He was a member of Parliament for the
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He was first elected to Parliament in the 1996 election as a list MP, having unsuccessfully contested the Te Tai Tokerau seat against incumbent Tau Henare of New Zealand First. In the 1999 election, he remained a list MP, opting not to stand in an electorate. He retired from politics at the 2002 election.
Before entering Parliament, he worked as a consultant and a company director. He has been involved with a number of Māori organisations, including leading the Bastion Point protests and the Mai FM radio station. He is a lay preacher for the Open Brethren.
- Joe Hawke. Governor-General of New Zealand. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
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- The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2008, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 16 December 2012.