Whakatau Elections 2020

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Rārangi - Whakatau Elections 2020

WHAKATAU 2020 Coverage
Hosted by journalist and lawyer, David Jones, the seven debates start Monday September 28, featuring candidates from each of the seven Māori seats. An eighth special te reo Māori debate, open to all the main party candidates in the general seats, will also be broadcast on Tuesday October 7.

Whakatau 2020 Māori Election Coverage Schedule

The first of eight debates sees Te Tai Hauāuru candidates lead out WHAKATAU 2020, Māori Television’s election coverage commencing on Monday 28 September at 7pm.

“The Māori seats have always been pivotal to an election and our coverage will focus on providing factual balanced information to allow Māori communities to make informed choices,” said Tāhuhu Rangapū Shane Taurima.

WHAKATAU 2020 brings together Māori views from across the spectrum - candidates, communities and commentators. 

An exclusive poll on the electorates will also inform the debates, presenting findings on the standing of candidates and topical issues within the electorate. 

All election specials will be simulcast live on Māori Television, its website and Facebook and will also be available on the iwi radio network online platforms.

Election Night Special                          Saturday 17th October, 7.00pm
Post Election Special                            Sunday October 18, 7.30pm