Topic: Elections

Native Affairs- Kōwhiri 14, Te Tai Hauāuru Part 1

By Native Affairs
  • North Island: West Coast

The four leading candidates in Te Tai Hauāuru are going head-to-head in debate, whilst Native Affairs Kōwhiri 14 reveals who's ahead in the results of Māori Television's Reid Research Poll.

At 35,800km2, Te Tai Hauāuru is the second largest of the Māori electorates, with no less than 17 iwi residing within its boundaries.

Contesting Te Tai Hauāuru this election from the Māori Party is Chris McKenzie, Jack Tautokai McDonald from the Greens, representing Labour will be Adrian Rurawhe and from the MANA Movement Jordan Winiata.

Native Affairs reporter Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha has been on a road trip through the Te Tai Hauāuru electorate to talk to the voters about what's on their mind. 

Her first stop is Tokoroa and as a result of her interaction with voters in the area she asked candidates, what are they going to do to ensure rangatahi thrive in their home town of Tokoroa?