Topic: Elections/Kōwhiri

Flavell holds strong lead in Te Waiariki electorate

By Maiki Sherman
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

The incumbent MP, Te Ururoa Flavell, has a strong lead in the seat of Te Waiariki, according to Māori Television's poll results.

Te Ururoa is clearly the front-runner in this electorate.  What's also interesting is the support Rawiri Waititi from the Labour Party has gained.

It seems he may have taken a cut from Mana candidate Annette Sykes' supporters.

Te Ururoa Flavell has a clear majority on 50% and Annette Sykes of the MANA Movement is way behind on 21%. However what's really interesting is how much support Labour candidate Rawiri Waititi has gained at 17%.

Te Kāea political reporter Maiki Sherman has the latest and more on the poll results.

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