Dr Shane Reti is the Minister of Health and Minister for Pacific Peoples. He is the MP for Whangarei.

Dr Reti’s career began in family medicine and dermatology in Whangarei where he practiced for 16 years. He served three terms on the Board of the Northland DHB. He was awarded a QSM for Public Service in the 2006 New Year Honours List.

In 2007 Dr Reti was named the NZ Harkness Fellow to Harvard, where he was promoted to Assistant Professor.

In 2014 Dr Reti became the first Māori MP to win the Whangarei seat which he held from 2014 to 2020 and won again in 2023.

Dr Reti is the first New Zealand graduate Māori Minister of Health. 

Shane’s commitment to the people of New Zealand is also reflected in the work he has championed via private member bills that include writing the National Party's policy in opposition for medicinal cannabis and lobbying for children with cancer to receive their medicines for free.

E mahi ana ahu mo nga tangata. I work for the people. People are at the heart of everything I do.


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