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The real battle for the western Māori seat of Te Tai Hauāuru is between Labour’s incumbent Adrian Rurawhe MP and the Māori Party candidate, Howie Tamati. Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand candidate Jack McDonald is, like he always has, is campaigning for the party vote. A Reid Research poll is showing Howie Tamati ahead of Adrian Rurawhe, but on the streets of Whanganui, Māori voters are backing Rurawhe, while in Taranaki Tamati is their preferred candidate. Seabed mining is a hot topic in the rohe with the Māori Party and the Greens calling for a sanctuary to be created in the South Taranaki Bight, however, Labour hasn’t been clear about where they stand on the issue. Our political reporter Eruera Rerekura - Te Karere who’s been covering the rohe predicts that Howie Tamati will take the seat off Adrian Rurawhe – but not by much. #nzpol #Pōti17
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti – a battle is underway. The incumbent Meka Whaitiri has a big battle ahead as Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox challenges for the chance to represent the electorate. #nzpol #Pōti17
Today the National leader has a cruisy day as his campaign bus made its way north to Auckland from Taupō. #nzpol #Pōti17
Despite New Zealand Labour Party sinking to 37 percent in the two most recent polls, leader Jacinda Ardern remains adamant there's a mood for change.
#Pōti17 #MĀTAKI #SHARE #WATCH Kia ora e te whānau, Tune into today's special episode of Te Karere as our reporters join Scotty in the studio to give their final analysis of the Māori electorates. TVNZ 1 @ 3:55 pm #TurouHawaiki
How do you think Māori will fare under Bill English's watch as Prime Minister? Here's what the National Party Leader had to say in today's Pōti 17 Series. "A relationship of respect - not agreement. So they've been able to achieve an awful lot with quite complex areas (such as) Māori language strategy, the big discussion about Te Ture Whenua, speeding up of the Treaty process, the Māori housing network, the various packages for addressing low incomes - particularly the family incomes package in this last budget, so yeah a lot of pressure, a lot of influence and a fair bit of disagreement.” – Bill English, New Zealand National Party #nzpol #Pōti17
How do you think Māori will fare under Jacinder Adern's watch as Prime Minister? The New Zealand Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern opened up about her biggest regret growing up and what her aspirations are for Māori in today's Pōti17 instalment. #nzpol #Pōti17
For two Dunedin-raised Māori speaking boys, Ngā Manu Kōrero has given them them the opportunity to revisit their Aotea roots as they compete to take out the Senior Māori Pei Te Hurinui Jones section and the Junior Māori Rāwhiti Ihaka section.
“National's done a very good job of increasing uncertainty around Labour’s policy particularly tax for people who are time poor and dipping into the news has created uncertainty.” – Maria Bargh, political commentator #nzpol #Pōti17