Native Affairs - Political Panel

According to statistics from the electoral commission between April and May, 5059 new Māori voters registered on the Māori roll, and 2098 people registered for the general option.

In April 5313 Māori moved from the general roll to the Māori roll, while 5435 did the opposite moving from the Māori roll to the general roll and in May 6774 Māori jumped from the general roll to the Māori roll with 6727 moving from the Māori roll to general.

According to statistics from the electoral commission between April and May, 5059 new Māori voters registered on the Māori roll, and 2098 people registered for the general option

In April 5313 Māori moved from the general roll to the Māori roll, while 5435 did the opposite moving from the Māori roll to the general roll and in May 6774 Māori jumped from the general roll to the Māori roll with 6727 moving from the Māori roll to general.

All in all a pretty even spread across the Māori and general roll so what does it all mean?

It would seem the 8th Māori seat is no longer likely and according to the Minister of Māori Affairs we may even lose one of the seven Māori seats, to discuss the issue Maui Street Blogger Morgan Godfrey, commentator Matt McCarten and consultant Scott Campbell joined Native Affairs.