Hon. Alfred Ngaro is the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Associate Minister for Children and Associate Minister for Social Housing.
Alfred is a New Zealander of Cook Islands descent married to Samoan-Niuean Moka Fuemana with four children and two grandchildren.
Alfred was raised in Te Atatū and attended the local schools of Edmonton Primary, Rangeview Intermediate and Henderson High School. He played for the local Rugby clubs and was an active member of Te Atatū St Giles Church. He trained and qualified as an electrician out west and also completed his theological degree at the Henderson campus of the Bible College of New Zealand.
Prior to entering Parliament in 2011, Alfred was a consultant in community led development and governance with expertise in New Zealand, Cook Islands and Canada. He co-pioneered several community initiatives such as the Tamaki Achievement Pathway, Healthy Village Action Zone (HVAZ) Project, Whānau ora and the Inspiring Communities Exchange Network sponsored by the Tindall Foundation.
Alfred's governance experience includes key roles on the National Anti-Violence Taskforce, Auckland District Health Board and Pacific Advisory Committee Auckland City Council and others. He is also an Ambassador for the White Ribbon campaign and in 2009 Alfred received the Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award in recognition of his work.