29 May 2013

National MP Claudette Hauiti sworn in

7:52 pm on 29 May 2013

A second new National Party MP has been sworn into Parliament this week.

Claudette Hauiti.

Claudette Hauiti. Photo: NATIONAL PARTY

Claudette Hauiti has taken over from National list MP Aaron Gilmore, who resigned from Parliament earlier in May following widespread criticism of his conduct at a Hanmer Springs hotel.

Mr Gilmore is alleged to have threatened to have a waiter sacked.

Ms Hauiti is a former television programme producer and had been working as a business consultant to independent Maori television production houses and with iwi organisations.

On Tuesday, National MP Paul Foster-Bell was also sworn in to Parliament to replace list MP Jackie Blue who resigned to become the new Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner.