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Candidate Profiles

The tragic passing of Labour politician Parekura Horomia last month, triggered the by-election of the East Coast seat which he held for the past 14 years. Seven candidates are seeking election as the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Member of Parliament.

Those standing are Meka Whaitiri, Labour Party; Na Rongowhakaata Raihania, Māori Party; Marama Davidson, Green Party; Te Hāmua Nikora, Mana; Adam Holland, Independent; Maurice Wairau, Independent; Michael Appleby, Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party.