Story: Tirikatene-Sullivan, Tini Whetu Marama

Five women members of Parliament

Five women members of Parliament

Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan with four other female Labour MPs in 1981. Left to right: Margaret Shields (MP for Kapiti), Mary Batchelor (Avon), Whetū Tirikātene-Sullivan (Southern Māori), Fran Wilde (Wellington Central), Ann Hercus (Lyttelton). Helen Clark became the MP for Mt Albert after that year’s election.

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Helen Brown. 'Tirikatene-Sullivan, Tini Whetu Marama ', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)