We speak to the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate candidates. Incumbent Labour Party candidate Peeni Henare, Māori Party candidate Shane Taurima and Greens Party candidate Marama Davidson joins us. Political Commentators Roihana Nuri and Te Hira Pere join our panel to discuss the polls and candidates. Lastly, Toiroa Williams is in Los Angeles about to lend a hand at the 2017 Emmy awards.
We cross to four Māori candidates from around the region competing for general seats. Contesting the Northcote electorate is Shanan Halbert, for Labour Party, Greens candidate for Taranaki-King Country is Robert Moore, standing for the Kelston seat is the Māori Party's Cinnamon Whitlock and finally Janine Shufflebotham in Christchurch Central for the Cannabis Party.
Māori candidates competing for general seats in this year Election join us on the show tonight. We speak with Kiritapu Allan, Labour Party Candidate contesting the East Coast, Tane Woodley, Green Party Candidate standing in Ōhāriu, Olly Wilson, The Opportunities Party pursuing the Rangitata electorate and Ria Bond, New Zealand First Candidate fighting for the Invercargill electorate.
Te Ururoa Flavell candidate for the Māori Party and Tamati Coffey candidate for the Labour Party discuss issues in the Waiariki Electorate. The Māori re-versioning of the Disney blockbuster movie ‘Moana’ premieres tonight, Te Kāea presenter Piripi Taylor is the voice of Māui and he joins us for a chat.
Tonight on the show the Māori Candidates for the Manurewa general seat join us. Louisa Wall Labour Party MP, Teanau Tuiono candidate for the Greens Party, Elliot Ikilei candidate for the Conservative Party, Tasha Hohaia candidate for the Māori Party and John Hall candidate for New Zealand First.
Te Kaea Reporter Tāroi Black is in the Eastern Bay of Plenty where the statutory pardon for Tūhoe prophet Rua Kēnana will take place at Maungapohatu this weekend. Candidates standing for the first time join us tonight, Sam McDonald Labour Party candidate for Tāmaki, Piri-Hira Tukapua The Opportunities Party candidate for Ōtaki and William Flesher NZ First candidate for East Manukau.
Mania Clarke is at Te Puea marae in South Auckland, where Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern was recently helping in the kitchen. Houston, Texas is still cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey, ABC News Anchor Art Rascon tells us more.
Mahuru Māori marks the start of Māori language month, we cross to te reo Māori advocates Stacey Morrison and Paraone Gloyne. In addition we cross to Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox and Greens Party candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru Jack McDonald to discuss their parties Te Reo Māori policies.