Seats in Parliament

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


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.

Previous result in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.
Current MP Meka Whaitiri (LABOUR)
Majority 4,210
Total votes 23,530

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti - Live Results

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti - Provisional Result

Provisional Result

Electorate seat winner

Meka Whaitiri

Labour Party
Votes: 10,833 (57%)
Margin: 5,052 (26%)

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%

Party vote

Party vote winner

Labour Party

Votes: 13,246 (69%)
Margin: 10,980 (57%)
Live party results for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Labour Party
13246 votes 100%
Māori Party
2266 votes 17%
Green Party
1219 votes 9%
New Zealand First Party
756 votes 6%
Advance NZ
452 votes 3%
National Party
436 votes 3%
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
254 votes 2%
ACT New Zealand
165 votes 1%
The Opportunities Party (TOP)
139 votes 1%
ONE Party
127 votes 1%
Vision New Zealand
103 votes 1%
New Conservative
83 votes 1%
NZ Outdoors Party
39 votes 0%
Sustainable New Zealand Party
6 votes 0%
Social Credit
3 votes 0%
2 votes 0%
TEA Party
2 votes 0%
Advance NZ
0 votes 0%
0 votes 0%

Candidates in: Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

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