Seats in Parliament

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


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.

Previous result in Waiariki.
Current MP Tamati Coffey (LABOUR)
Majority 1,719
Total votes 24,329

Waiariki - Live Results

Waiariki - Provisional Result

Provisional Result

Electorate seat winner

Rawiri Waititi

Māori Party
Votes: 9,473 (47%)
Margin: 415 (2%)

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%

Party vote

Party vote winner

Labour Party

Votes: 12,711 (62%)
Margin: 9,124 (44%)
Live party results for Waiariki
Labour Party
12711 votes 100%
Māori Party
3587 votes 28%
Green Party
1176 votes 9%
New Zealand First Party
824 votes 6%
Advance NZ
522 votes 4%
National Party
511 votes 4%
Vision New Zealand
409 votes 3%
ACT New Zealand
209 votes 2%
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
204 votes 2%
The Opportunities Party (TOP)
194 votes 2%
ONE Party
104 votes 1%
New Conservative
86 votes 1%
NZ Outdoors Party
41 votes 0%
11 votes 0%
Social Credit
4 votes 0%
TEA Party
4 votes 0%
Sustainable New Zealand Party
3 votes 0%
Advance NZ
0 votes 0%
0 votes 0%

Candidates in: Waiariki

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Kaumātua olympics organiser overwhelmed by numbers for 2023 event

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By Roimata Mihinui, Rotorua Daily Post

Our senior athletes, including some in their 90s, are counting down to the Te Arawa Kaumātua Olympics at the Rotorua Events Centre next Friday.

Organiser Dr Laurie Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue) said the response was almost overwhelming with 38 teams making the deadline. She had anticipated that Cyclone Gabrielle would affect entries.

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Sport NZ board member and inaugural chair of Te Taumata Māori, Karen Vercoe (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Mākino).  Photo / NZ Herald

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The kaitiaki for Aotearoa's 'play, active recreation and sport system', this week established Te Taumata Māori to provide Sport NZ and High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) with leadership as they "work towards achieving their Te Tiriti commitments".


Oxford English Dictionary adds more Māori words in sign of te reo normalisation - expert

Paraone Gloyne says he often hears non-Māori slipping te reo words into their speech.  Photo / File

By Pokere Paewai, RNZ

The Oxford English Dictionary updates every three months, and this month includes a significant number of te reo Māori words.

Forty-seven new New Zealand words have been added to the dictionary, they include 'hooning,' (noun) "The action or practice of engaging in antisocial, aggressive, or irresponsible behaviour considered typical of a hoon."


Māori Wardens: A story of love and compassion

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The behind the scenes reality of grassroots Māori Wardens is set to be revealed in a documentary to screen on Whakaata Māori.

Māori Wardens follows them in their daily lives across Aotearoa.

“Like many people, I didn’t know what Māori Wardens really did,” the documentary's producer and director Susan Leonard (Te Arawa, Rangitāne) says.

“I saw them as guardian angels, kind people, keeping the peace, but after working on this documentary I realise they are all that and more."


Julian Wilcox awarded prestigious 28th Māori Battalion Scholarship

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By Maryana Garcia, Rotorua Daily Post

Veteran broadcaster Julian Wilcox says he was “hugely honoured and quite emotional” about receiving a Ngarimu VC and 28th Māori Battalion Memorial Scholarship in Rotorua yesterday.

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'It's a Treaty issue': Thousands of Māori with dyslexia are not being diagnosed - Expert

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Thousands of Māori with dyslexia, which affects a person's ability to read, write and spell, are not being diagnosed, experts say.

"Māori are disproportionately disadvantaged by our current regime in New Zealand," dyslexia specialist Mike Styles has told 1 News.

"It would be in the tens of thousands of people in New Zealand who are missing out. And here's the thing. It is an equity issue for Māori. And it is, I believe, a treaty issue."

Diagnosis can cost up to $1500, which is out of reach for many Māori.


One dead after alleged assault in Ngāruawāhia

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Police responded to the incident at a residential address in Cavan Street shortly before 9.30pm.

"One person has been taken into custody and charges are being considered," Police said in a statement.

"Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are underway and further information will be released proactively when it is available."

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