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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'Rangatahi want option to vote online and at every marae'

Tutata Matatahi-Poutapu. Photo / Facebook

Voting online and at every marae should be an option for local body elections, especially if voting is to be accessible for Māori and rangatahi, a candidate for one of the two new Waikato District Council Māori wards says.

Tutata Paaniora Matatahi-Poutapu - who, along with fellow candidate Kawekura Nikora, has put her name forward for the one available seat for the Tai Raro Takiwaa Māori ward - is one of the younger candidates standing in the elections.


Whakatōhea to vote on $100 million Crown settlement

In mid-October, voting will open for Whakatōhea iwi members to decide whether to accept a $100 million settlement with the Crown.

A six-week voting period opens on 15 October, during which voting-age descendants of the eastern Bay of Plenty iwi will get to have their say - and potentially bring an end to more than two decades of negotiation.


Takeaway packaging latest single-use plastic banned

Photo / File

Single-use takeaway packaging is among plastic items banned from sale or manufacture from today.

The list of outlawed plastics includes single-use drink stirrers, plastic cotton buds, most plastic meat trays, polystyrene takeaway packaging for food and beverages, foam takeaway containers or some instant noodle cups, and plastics with additives which make them fragment into micro-plastics.


BOP's new police commander Tim Anderson is Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi

Bay of Plenty’s new Police District Commander, Superintendent Tim Anderson, is Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi. He was welcomed at Hungahungatoroa Marae in Tauranga on Friday.

“It’s a privilege to have a police officer of great experience and mana leading the district," Hungahungatora Marae representative, Tony Fisher, said.

"Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga and Ngāti Ranginui recognise the importance of our work together going forward so we can support Tim in his position."

World’s first te reo Māori fire alarm evacuation message

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ruamata has installed the world’s first fire alarm emergency evacuation message in te reo Māori.

Principal Cathy Dewes says this has been a long time coming, with Māori an official language of New Zealand for some years, but that only now has Māori been added to emergency devices in Māori immersion schools.

“Evacuate the building via the nearest exit.  It's unpleasant to the Māori ear listening to English when we are pro reo Māori here. Now we have both languages, this is great,” Dewes says.

Firefighter takes Fire and Emergency NZ to Waitangi Tribunal

Senior Māori firefighter, Allan Brown, from the Hastings Fire Station, has filed a Waitangi Tribunal claim against Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ), arguing the organisation, has ignored and neglected Māori-led solutions, including an educational programme called, Te Kōtuku that Brown has been running for more than 20 years.

Brown, of Ngāti Kahungunu, says the reason for his claim is he has witnessed injustices of bias and discrimination and is making a stand on behalf of his whānau, hapū and iwi.


Quick police action sees 14 youths nabbed for series of smash and grabs

Police have arrested 14 young people over smash and grab raids in the past week in Auckland and Hamilton

Assistant Commissioner Richard Chambers says Police recognise the community’s concern at “brazen” incidents and are working tirelessly to hold offenders to account.

He says Auckland City Police have arrested six people following an aggravated robbery at St Lukes mall last Tuesday.

He says they are also looking into other aggravated robberies and burglaries across Tāmaki Makaurau that they allege the group is responsible for.

A 'skinny kid' at kura, Wiremu Taui just entered his first bodybuilding comp

Last week, we had our Toa o te Wiki, an 82-year-old kaumātua in bodybuilding. But one of the young guys who entered his first NABBA bodybuilding competition was Wiremu Taui from Rotorua.

"I always knew my passion was fitness. I ended up training in the school gym at high school. But I always used to sneak in with the seniors and go get a pump on," Taui, who started off as a gymnast, told Te Ao Toa. 

"I was quite a skinny kid at kura and I used to get teased for it. So I used to use that as energy, as fuel," he said. 


Kīngitanga buy King Korokī photo at charity auction

Photo / Wayne Harman

The Kīngitanga has succeeded in acquiring the photo of King Korokī's casket being carried up Taupiri Maunga at Saturday's charity auction in Taranaki.

The 1966 photo captured by photographer Wayne Harman was up for sale at The Photojournalism New Zealand Charity Auction for the Taranaki Hospice, along with a number of other images of some of Aotearoa's most iconic moments in history.


Photo of twin brothers biggest seller at charity auction

Photo / Mark Dwyer

A photograph of Māori twin brothers has sold for the highest price at the Photojournalism New Zealand Charity Auction in Taranaki on Saturday.

The auction raised close to $200,000 for the Taranaki Hospice, with RNZ reporting that the biggest seller was a 2006 photo of twin brothers Wharehoka and the late Te Kauhoe Wano, which sold for more than $10,000.


Police increase estimate of deleted unlawfully taken photos

Police have deleted upwards of 11,000 files after they were found to be unlawfully taking photos of Māori rangatahi and adults.

Earlier this month, a joint Police Conduct Authority and Privacy Commission report recommended police change their approach to photographing the public, after Wairarapa whānau complained about police photographing rangatahi unfairly in 2020.

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