Joe Hawke

Joseph Parata Hohepa Hawke MNZM (born 1940) is a former New Zealand politician. He was a member of Parliament for the Labour Party from 1996 to 2002.

Member of Parliament

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
19961999 45th List 15 Labour
19992002 46th List 32 Labour

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.

Outside politics

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[1] and the Mai FM radio station. He is a lay preacher for the Open Brethren.[2]

In the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Hawke was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.[3]


  1. Joe Hawke. Governor-General of New Zealand. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. "Te Rongopai – Christianity & Colonial Complications" (PDF). Windsor Community Church. 14 December 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2008, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 16 December 2012.

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