(born 1937) is a New Zealand
educator and politician
, born in Kawakawa
. He is of Ngāti Wai
and Clan McInnes descent.
He went to school at Whananaki Primary
and Wesley College, Auckland
. Further education followed at the University of Auckland
(BA in History and Political Studies) and Auckland Teachers Training College (Diploma of Teaching).
He is a member of the New Zealand First
party, which is led by his younger brother Winston Peters
. Peters entered Parliament
as a list MP
in the 2002 elections
, having previously served as the Chairperson on the Northland
Regional Council. Before entering politics he was a high school teacher. Formerly he was HOD History, Geography and Social Studies at Mount Albert Grammar School
. From 1987 to mid 2002 he was Principal of Northland College
. He lost his list seat in the 2005 elections
after New Zealand First's share of the party vote declined from its 2002 result. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor (Maori) of the University of Auckland in 2006.
In February 2008 he could have re-entered Parliament as a New Zealand First list MP after the resignation of Brian Donnelly
, but stood aside in favour of Dail Jones
Three members of his family, the others being his brothers Ian Peters
and Winston Peters
, have been Members of Parliament in New Zealand.
Another brother, Ron Peters
. stood for New Zealand First
, coming third;... Read More