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 today welcomed the opening of two new classroom blocks at Ellerslie School in Auckland. Maungakiekie MP Sam Lotu-Iiga visited the school today to officially open the new blocks on Minister Parata’s behalf.
Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the passing of a bill which will provide increased flexibility for parents, students, school boards and early childhood education providers. The Education Legislation Bill passed its Third and final reading in Parliament today.
A sod turning ceremony attended by Education Minister Hekia Parata today marked the start of the second stage of the redevelopment of Te Waka Unua School in Christchurch.
Around $750,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Fernside School in Rangiora, Canterbury, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.