Whakatau Elections 2020

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From Papakura to Te Awamutu. From Kawhia in the west, to the Coromandel in the East, that’s the territory of the Hauraki-Waikato region. Hamilton city is also a part of this electorate, as well as the heart of the Māori King movement. 

Labour Party's Nanaia Mahuta is the incumbent MP for Hauraki-Waikato.



100% of booths reporting as at 11:33pm

Live candidate results for Hauraki-Waikato

Nanaia Mahuta

11763 votes 70%

Donna Pokere-Phillips

4228 votes 25%

Phillip Stephen Lambert

592 votes 4%

Richard Hill

324 votes 2%


From Wellington in the south, to Potaka, and inland to the Tarawera township, the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region is a long and vast electorate. It includes towns like Gisborne, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Masterton and the Hutt. 

Labour Party's Meka Whaitiri is the incumbent MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.



100% of booths reporting as at 1:33am

Live candidate results for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Meka Whaitiri

10833 votes 57%

Heather Te Au-Skipworth

5781 votes 30%

Elizabeth Kerekere

1535 votes 8%

Waitangi Kupenga

579 votes 3%

Melissa Hill

199 votes 1%

Kelly Thurston

150 votes 1%

Tāmaki Makaurau

From Pīhā in the west, to Cockle’s Bay in the East and from the southern side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge to Manurewa in the south, that’s the region of Tāmaki Makaurau.  It includes Auckland city and Manukau, but does not include Papakura. 

Labour Party's Peeni Henare is the incumbent MP for Tāmaki Makaurau.


Tāmaki Makaurau

100% of booths reporting as at 2:12am

Live candidate results for Tāmaki Makaurau

Peeni Henare

7698 votes 42%

John Tamihere

6796 votes 37%

Marama Davidson

3630 votes 20%

Erina Anderson

308 votes 2%

Te Tai Hauāuru

From Maungatautari in the north, to Grenada North, Tawa, in the Wellington region. From Atiamuri, to the most Western tip of the North Island, this is the electorate of Te Taihauāuru. It includes the Taranaki, Whanganui and Manawatū regions. 

Labour Party's Adrian Rurawhe is the incumbent MP for Te Tai Hauāuru.


Te Tai Hauāuru

100% of booths reporting as at 1:33am

Live candidate results for Te Tai Hauāuru

Adrian Rurawhe

9431 votes 50%

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

8310 votes 44%

Noeline Apiata

531 votes 3%

Korrallie Bailey-Taurua

247 votes 1%

Kiri McKee

224 votes 1%

Joshua Morgan

190 votes 1%

Te Tai Tokerau

From Te Rerenga Wairua in the North to Sunnyvale and stopping at the Auckland Harbour Bridge at its southern most point. From Bethells Beach in the west to Devonport and reaching to Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands in the East, this is Te Tai Tokerau electorate.  It includes Kaitaia, Whangārei and parts of West Auckland. 

Labour Party's Kelvin Davis is the incumbent MP for Te Tai Tokerau, and is currently sitting at No.2 on his Party List as Deputy Leader.


Te Tai Tokerau

100% of booths reporting as at 1:10am

Live candidate results for Te Tai Tokerau

Kelvin Davis

11594 votes 59%

Mariameno Kapa-Kingi

4993 votes 25%

Maki Herbert

1388 votes 7%

Billy Te Kahika

976 votes 5%

Janice Arahanga-Epiha

321 votes 2%

Daniel Shortland

217 votes 1%

Clinton Dearlove

216 votes 1%

Moemoea Mohoawhenua

81 votes 0%

Te Tai Tonga

From Lower Hutt, across to Makara in the North Island, and then down to include the capital city and all of the South Island, including Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands, that’s the Te Tai Tonga region. The big cities of Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are a part of this electorate. 

Labour Party's Rino Tirikatene is the incumbent MP for Te Tai Tonga.


Te Tai Tonga

100% of booths reporting as at 1:42am

Live candidate results for Te Tai Tonga

Rino Tirikatene

11128 votes 52%

Tākuta Ferris

5485 votes 26%

Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati

2466 votes 12%

Anituhia Rebel McDonald

1129 votes 5%

Matiu Thoms

652 votes 3%

Raymond Tuhaka

467 votes 2%


From Waihi beach, to Whangaparaoa in the East Coast, then all the way to Mt. Tongariro in the southern part of the region, that marks the territory of the Waiariki Māori electorate.  It includes Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupō and Whakatāne. 

Labour Party's Tamati Coffey is the incumbent MP for Waiariki.



100% of booths reporting as at 1:48am

Live candidate results for Waiariki

Rawiri Waititi

9473 votes 47%

Tamati Gerald Coffey

9058 votes 44%

Hannah Tamaki

838 votes 4%

Ema Williams

528 votes 3%

Rawiri Tekowhai

312 votes 2%

Riki Wayne Broughton

153 votes 1%

Brazil presidential election: What's on the line for indigenous peoples?

Rituraj Sapkota is a Whakaata Maōri videographer, journalist and foreign correspondent

Brazil: Iza Majahua Tapuia is on a boat on Rio Tapajós, a major tributary of the Amazon river, when she responds to my request for an interview. She sends me a photo of her on the boat and a video of a motorboat skimming along a river alongside theirs.

“Estou chegando da aldeia. (I am coming from the village). “You can send me the questions.”


Māori ward councillors now 20% of Northland lineup

New Whangārei councillor Phoenix Ruka is one of Northland's nine first-time Māori ward councillors. Photo / Local Democracy Reporting

By Susan Botting, Local Democracy Reporter Northland

Northland democracy has taken a major step forward with the election of nine new Māori ward councillors in the 2022 local government elections.

The new councillors will make up 20% of the region’s political leadership across Far North District Council, Kaipara District Council, Whangārei District Council and Northland Regional Council.


'I'm just so humbled': Allanah Burgess, Marlborough's first Māori ward councillor

Photo credit: Anthony Phelps / Stuff

By Maia Hart, Local Democracy Reporter

Allanah Burgess was surrounded by whānau when she found out she would be the first person to represent Marlborough's Māori ward on the District Council.

"Everyone got up and did a wee mihi for me, and sung a waiata, I can't even think of words at the moment, I'm just so humbled," Burgess said.

Manager of Waikawa Marae, Burgess said she wanted to be the person that Māori in Marlborough could approach to talk to about things of importance.

Whangārei iwi takes a look at Māori ward candidates

The establishment of Māori wards is expected to help boost voter turnout in this year's local body elections.

In Northland, nearly 40,000 people on the Māori roll are entitled to vote and candidates in the Whangārei district are hoping key issues that affect Māori will encourage more to cast a vote next month.

Candidates for Māori wards Nicki Wakefield, Pauline Hopa, Simon Mitchell, Phoenix Ruka, and Deb Harding met at Terenga Paraoa marae in Whangārei, for an opportunity to meet voters and pitch why they should get their vote.

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Seats in Parliament

  • National Party 56
  • Labour Party 46
  • New Zealand First Party 9
  • Green Party 8
  • ACT New Zealand 1
  • Total 120

Seats in Parliament

Based on current voting
  • Labour Party 64
  • National Party 35
  • Green Party 10
  • ACT New Zealand 10
  • Māori Party 1
  • Advance NZ 0
  • New Zealand First Party 0
  • MANA 0
  • Vision New Zealand 0
  • The Opportunities Party (TOP) 0
  • ONE Party 0
  • NZ Outdoors Party 0
  • New Conservative 0
  • Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party 0
  • HeartlandNZ 0
  • Social Credit 0
  • Sustainable New Zealand Party 0
  • TEA Party 0
  • Advance NZ 0
  • Total 120