Story: Tirikātene-Sullivan, Tini Whetū Marama

Balancing Parliament and parenthood

Interviewed in 1980, Whetū Tirikātene-Sullivan talks about the mixed reactions of her male colleagues to her pregnancy, and the challenges of balancing parenthood and a parliamentary career. 

In this photograph, she appears in her parliamentary office with her baby daughter May-Ana in 1970. 

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How to cite this page:

Helen Brown. 'Tirikātene-Sullivan, Tini Whetū Marama ', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2023)