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From Wellington in the south, to Potaka, and inland to the Tarawera township, the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region is a long and vast electorate. It includes towns like Gisborne, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Masterton and the Hutt. 

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Labour Party's Meka Whaitiri is the incumbent MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.
Previous result in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.
Current MP Meka Whaitiri (LABOUR)
Majority 4,673
Total votes 22,136

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti - Live Results

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti - Confirmed Result

Confirmed Result

VOTES COUNTED:  23,530        100.0%


2nd CANDIDATE:  FOX, Marama 8,064


PARTY VOTE LEAD:  Labour Party 64.7%

2nd PARTY:  Māori Party 13.0%

Electorate seat winner

Meka Whaitiri

Labour Party
Votes: 12,274 (55%)
Margin: 4,210 (19%)

100% of booths reporting as at 12:00am

Live candidate results for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Meka Whaitiri

12274 votes 55%

Marama Fox

8064 votes 36%

Elizabeth Kerekere

1924 votes 9%

Party vote

Party vote winner

Labour Party

Votes: 15,233 (66%)
Margin: 12,175 (52%)
Live party results for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Labour Party
15233 votes 100%
Māori Party
3058 votes 20%
New Zealand First Party
1685 votes 11%
Green Party
1143 votes 8%
National Party
1131 votes 7%
The Opportunities Party (TOP)
468 votes 3%
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
214 votes 1%
198 votes 1%
ACT New Zealand
30 votes 0%
28 votes 0%
New Zealand People's Party
26 votes 0%
15 votes 0%
NZ Outdoors Party
9 votes 0%
Internet Party
5 votes 0%
United Future
1 vote 0%
Democrats for Social Credit
1 vote 0%

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Polling booth staff mislead and confuse Māori voters

A Māori politics lecturer and citizenship educator is slamming Electoral Commission staff for confusing and misinforming Māori voters at the polling booth.
Massey University's Veronica Tāwhai says this could further contribute to non-voting among Māori and revive previous claims of deliberate sabotage of Māori votes by polling booth staff.

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