Paratene in 2013
Peter David Broughton
Hokianga, New Zealand
|Relatives||Marama Davidson (daughter)|
Peter David Broughton ONZM, generally known as Rawiri Paratene, is a New Zealand stage and screen actor, director and writer. He is known for his acting roles in Whale Rider (2002) and The Insatiable Moon (2010).
Paratene was born at Motukaraka, near Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand, and is of Ng?puhi descent. He grew up in the south Auckland suburb of Otara, and attended Hillary College as David Broughton, the English form of his name. Paratene's parents were Boyd Alex Broughton and Patricia Charlotte Hancy.
As a young student in the 1970s, Paratene was a member of Ng? Tamatoa, an activist organisation which fought for M?ori rights, land, language and culture. Paratene was president of the Wellington chapter. Today, working in the arts, Paratene aspires to have more M?ori stories on film.
He is the father of Marama Davidson, who became the Green Party co-leader on 8 April 2018. She became an MP in 2015 when Russel Norman resigned. She had previously stood for the Green Party in the 2013 Ikaroa-R?whiti by-election and the 2014 general election.