Matakana (New Zealand electorate)

Matakana (New Zealand electorate)

Matakana is a former New Zealand electorate, in the Thames-Coromandel District. It existed from 1993 to 1996.


Geographic coverage

The electorate was located adjacent to the Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island, north of Tauranga and south of the Coromandel Peninsula. It is named after Matakana Island.


This electorate was formed for the 44th session of the New Zealand Parliament in 1993. It existed for one term until 1996, and was represented by one Member of Parliament: Graeme Lee. In 1996, parts of the Matakana and Hauraki electorates were taken to form the Coromandel electorate.[1]


Election Winner
1993 election Graeme Lee (National, then Christian Democrat)

1 Not an election, but defected from National


Further reading

  • Graeme Lee: Faith, Politics and Servant Leadership: Auckland: Castle: 2002: ISBN 0-9582124-9-X

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