Hon Hekia Parata

List MP

In the National-led Government, National List MP Hekia Parata is Minister of Education.
Her Education portfolio includes responsibility for the Education Review Office.

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith have congratulated the 17 New Zealanders who have received New Year Honours for services to education.
Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, teachers, principals, boards and support staff for their hard work, passion and commitment to ensuring that our students get a world-class education.
Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced an appointment to the Board of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura).
Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced two new appointments and four reappointments to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. Established in July 2015, the Education Council is the professional organisation for teachers.