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Metiria Turei

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47th List 8 Greens
48th List 6 → 5 Greens
Metiria Turei (born 1970) is a member of Parliament for the Green Party of New Zealand. She was first elected at number 8 on the Greens' list in the 2002 election, and retained her place at number 6 on the Greens' list in the 2005 election. Currently she is ranked number 4 on the Green Parties 2008 list and is standing in the Dunedin North Electorate.

As of 2008 she is the Green Party spokesperson on Conservation, Disability Issues, Education, Fisheries, Health (Assoc Alcohol & Drugs), Justice, Maori and Treaty Issues, Youth, Constitutional issues and Information Technology.

Between 1989-1991, Metiria was the Tumuaki o Te Iwi Maori Rawakore o Aotearoa and involved with Te Roopu Rawakore o Aotearoa. Metiria was a founding member of the Random Trollops performance art troupe. Like fellow Green MP Nandor Tanczos, she was a candidate for the McGillicuddy Serious Party in the 1993 election and for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party in the 1996 election. When she was elected, Metiria left her job as a corporate lawyer for Simpson Grierson to become a Member of Parliament.

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