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Māori voters opt for General Roll

By Moana Makapelu Lee

More than 2000 Māori voters have already decided they'll be voting in the general electorate in the next elections. Labour fears a hike in numbers of Māori voters shifting to the General Roll could result in the loss of a Māori seat.

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Mahuta says government will consider legislating Māori Council seats

By Mānia Clarke

The Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta says the government will consider legislating Māori seats on councils in the future. This follows the latest resolution by the Whakatāne District Council to establish one or more Māori Wards.

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Shane Jones a top option should Winston Peters step down - Richard Prosser, NZ First

By Talisa Kupenga

While MPs remain tight-lipped about whether an announcement is expected today for who will form the next government, outgoing New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser floated three names tipped to potentially replace Winston Peters should he step down from his party's leadership.