E manako nui ana tetahi kainoho i Pōmare a Dina Awarau kia puta hei kanoho Māori tutahi i ngā tau rua tekau kua hoki ki te tūru mo Hutt City i ngā pōtitanga ā kaunihera a te tau nei. E hiahia ana te kaimahi hauori nō Ngāti Pōrou kia tukuna ai tōna reo mo te Māori ki te rohe nei.
Kāore rātou i eke, engari nā tērā ka mura te ahi i roto i a Dina Awarau kia uru atu ki ngā pōtitanga ā-kaunihera, “Part of that was the reason why I decided to run because it felt like people didn't understand where we were coming from when we were asking for that name, that's why I think it's important.”
Kua noho a Awarau ki Pomare nei e toru tekau tau.
E ai ki a ia kāore te iwi i te taringa rahirahi mai ki te reo a te Māori, “Māori has not won a seat or sat in a seat in this electorate since 1992 and that was Tata Parata.”
He wāhi rerekē a Pomare i ngā tau e rua kua hori.
Kua huri nga whare kaporeihana hei whare hou, engari hei tā Awarau ehara i te mea pai mō te hapori, “A lot of those homes are privately owned so you only have 20 state houses and 20 social housing out of 135. So that area has definitely changed.”
Ehara a Awarau i te māngai mō te Maori anake, engari kē mo te katoa o te hapori, “It'll be about making sure people are registered and just talking to whanau and getting them to know the importance of getting them to have their say.”
Ka tū ngā pōtitanga ā-kaunihera hei te marama o Whiringa a-Nuku.