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Kiri Allan Net Worth and Biography: Age, Parents, Husband, Children, Family

Kiri Allan Net Worth and Biography: Age, Parents, Husband, Children, Family

Who is Kiri Allan?

Kiritapu Lyndsay Allan, also known as Kiri Allan, is a New Zealand politician who has served as a member of Parliament (MP) since 2017. A member of the Labour Party, she was first elected as a list MP, and then won the East Coast electorate in 2020.

Allan served in multiple ministerial portfolios after 2020, including Minister of Conservation, Minister for Emergency Management, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and Minister of Justice. In June 2023, concerns were raised about how Allan treated her staff, and she received coaching to promote a positive work environment.

On 24 July 2023, Allan resigned from her ministerial roles after she was arrested for careless driving and resisting police the previous day. She has since apologized for her actions and is taking time off from politics to focus on her health and family.

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Biography

Kiritapu Allan was born in Te Karaka, a small town in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She is of Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent, and is the ninth of ten children. As a baby, she was whāngai, which means she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Gail and David Allan. Her parents attended a Pentecostal Christian church, which instilled in her a strong sense of community and service.

Allan attended Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, where she spent a couple of years in the Kahurangi unit, which focuses on learning Māori language and culture. She left high school at 16 and started work at a KFC franchise in West Auckland. She also joined the Service & Food Workers Union at that time. At 17, she hitched hiked south and took her next job as a cherry picker in Blenheim.

At age 19, Allan enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington where she studied law and politics. She joined the Labour Party during her university studies, and worked as an intern with Prime Minister Helen Clark.

After graduating from university, Allan worked as a community development worker in the East Coast region. She was also involved in the Labour Party, and served as the President of the Eastern Bay Labour Electorate Committee.

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Kiri Allan Net Worth and Biography: Age, Parents, Husband, Children, Family

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Age

Kiri Allan is 39 years old as of 2024.

Personal Life

Kiri Allan married Natalie Coates in 2016, shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in New Zealand. They had a baby together just before the 2017 election, and Allan brought the baby to Parliament on occasion. The couple divorced in May 2022. Allan had a previous relationship with another Labour Party MP, Meka Whaitiri.

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Net Worth 

Kiri Allan’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

Career

Allan was elected to Parliament in the 2017 general election, as a list MP. She was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Minister for Conservation and the Shadow Minister for Women. In 2020, she won the East Coast electorate, and was appointed to the Cabinet as the Minister of Conservation, the Minister for Emergency Management, and the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. In 2022, she was appointed as the Minister of Justice.

Allan is a rising star in the Labour Party, and is seen as a potential future leader of the party. She is a passionate advocate for Māori rights and tikanga, and is committed to making New Zealand a more just and equitable society.


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