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Pacific MP Winnie Laban

Pacific MP Winnie Laban

This 2000 Labour leaflet shows MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, who became New Zealand's first Pacific Island woman MP when she entered Parliament as a list MP in 1999. She later served as MP for the Mana electorate, near Wellington, until her resignation in 2010. Laban was born in New Zealand to Samoan-born parents. In 1992 she was given the chiefly Samoan title of Luamanuvao in recognition of her work with the Pacific Islands community in New Zealand. Labour MPs like Laban have helped make Parliament more diverse.

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Peter Aimer, 'Labour Party - Organisation of the Labour Party', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/34059/pacific-mp-winnie-laban (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jan 2023