Labour takes out six of the Māori electorates

By Te Ao Māori News

Provisional results show Labour has taken 6 of the 7 Māori electorates.

While Hone Harawira phoned Kelvin Davis of the Labour Party last night he is yet to concede and is waiting on the special vote count.

Davis received 46% of votes 8,442 with a margin of 1,119 separating him from Hone Harawira who has 7323 votes, Te Hira Paenga came in with 2171 votes.

Nanaia Mahuta maintained a strong hold on the Hauraki-Waikato seat for Labour and had a huge lead throughout the night receiving 62% of the votes at 10,510 ahead of her closest competitor by over 6000 votes.

Susan Cullen of the Māori Party came in with 3813 votes while Angeline Greensill had 2620.

Te Ururoa Flavell retained the Waiariki electorate for the Māori Party with 7,973 votes the surprise result of the night was Rawiri Waititi coming in second with 4965 votes and Annette Sykes in 3rd place with 4482 votes.

Meka Whaitiri of the Labour Party retained Ikaroa Rāwhiti for Labour with a comfortable lead coming in with 8,644 ahead of her closest competitor by over 4000 votes. Te Hamua Nikora came in with 4356 votes while Marama Fox of the Māori Party received 3314 votes.

The Māori Party’s hold on Tāmaki Makaurau was broken by Labour candidate Peeni Henare who received 6497 votes, behind him was Rangi McLean on 5262 votes and in 3rd place was Marama Davidson of the Greens with 2566 votes.

The same upset for the Māori Party was seen in Te Tai Hauāuru after Adrian Rurawhe of the Labour Party came in with 7,092 votes, Chris McKenzie came in at 5639 votes and Jack Tautokai McDonald of the Green’s on 2520 votes.

 Meanwhile Rino Tirikatene of Labour maintained his hold on Te Tai Tonga with 7,280.00, ahead of his closest competitor by over 3,000 votes. Ngaire Button received 4099 votes, while Dora Roimata Langsbury was on 2585 votes.

This morning on the Māori Television, Kōwhiri 14, Whakatau Special we will speak with the winners of the Māori Electorates.