Hon Willie Jackson
21 Nov 2020
Hon Willie Jackson is a former urban Māori chief executive and award-winning radio and television broadcaster. He grew up in Porirua and Mangere.
Jackson previously worked as a trade union organiser, record company executive, broadcaster, sports talkback radio host and urban Māori advocate. Primarily based in Auckland, he has supported the rights of Māori for many years with a focus on community development, particularly in South Auckland.
His wife is Tania Rangiheuea, a former Victoria University lecturer in Māori and Women’s Studies and now a school principal.
He is the Minister for Māori Development, and Associate Minister for ACC and of Justice.