The masses have converged on Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngāruawāhia over the last few days in celebration of the Koroneihana.
Yesterday saw the arrival of the Politicians who are in full swing campaigning hard for the votes of New Zealander’s in the upcoming election.
Te Kāea Political Reporter Maiki Sherman is at the Koroneihana and spent some time today asking some of those preparing to cast their votes, what political parties and politicians appealed to them and why?
Next week Native Affairs will broadcast the first of a series of political debates for each of the Māori electorates at Māori Television's Studio in Auckland.
Te Tai Tonga is up first on Monday the 25th of August at 8:30pm on Māori Television. For all the dates of all the Māori electorate debates click on the link below.