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  1. Video for Whakatāne Council acknowledges 'profound hurt', calls for hui with Mahuta
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    Whakatāne Council acknowledges 'profound hurt', calls for hui with Mahuta

    Whakatāne District Council wants to meet with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta to discuss flaws in the local electoral legislation. This comes after veteran Māori journalist Hinerangi Goodman was declared the winner of last month’s Galatea-Murupara Ward election and sworn into council, only to later be declared unsuccessful after a recount. 

  2. Video for We need to vote, Māori mā!
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    We need to vote, Māori mā!

    Taking legal action was one of the options discussed, however, a local school principal Pem Bird says we are quick to blame the Pākehā system, but Māori that didn't vote also need to take responsibility.

  3. Video for Minister for Local Government - “I need to look at the legislation to correct this issue”
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    Minister for Local Government- “I need to look at the legislation to correct this issue”

    Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta says, a recount after a member is officially elected onto council is “concerning”. This comes after Councillor Alison Silcock was controversially reinstated as the councilor for the Murupara-Galatea ward, after a recount had her one vote ahead of former broadcaster Hinerangi Goodman. 

  4. Video for Former journalist feels stabbed in the back by election recount
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    Former journalist feels stabbed in the back by election recount

    A veteran Māori Journalist was reduced to tears after her controversial victory to a local body position has been challenged by the person she beat. 

  5. Video for EXCLUSIVE: whose name was drawn from the box?
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    EXCLUSIVE: whose name was drawn from the box?

    After the votes were tied in the Galatea-Murupara Ward for a place on the Whakatāne District Council, both Hinerangi Goodman and Alison Silcock’s names were put in a box, with a name drawn to determine who would become a councilor. So who was it? Te Ao was the only media present at the drawing of the names, and we interviewed Dale Ofsoske the Electoral Officer who drew the name of the winner out of a box. He tells us who will join council. 

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    Whakatāne election tie to be decided by hat draw

    The Galatea-Murupara ward of the Whakatane District Council election race is still ongoing and in doubt despite the release of the official election results. Two candidates have drawn an equal amount of votes both Hinerangi Goodman and Alison Silcock received 262 votes each in the final and official election results count.

  7. Video for Former mayor speaks on low election turnout
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    Former mayor speaks on low election turnout

    Auckland is looking at another below average performance at Local body Elections this year. The major city will be lucky to reach 30%. With only two days left for ballot votes, the statistics aren't even close to that of the Central government elections. 

  8. Video for Candidates with Māori names end up at bottom of election results
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    Candidates with Māori names end up at bottom of election results

    Candidates with Māori names will typically end up at the bottom of local body election results, a Māori political strategist says.

  9. Video for Different boards, same problem - All lack diversity
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    Different boards, same problem- All lack diversity

    Local bodies do not reflect the cultural diversity of the communities they represent, several local body leaders and candidates have told Te Ao with Moana.  

  10. Video for Māori must 'relearn' value of vote
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    Māori must 'relearn' value of vote

    Māori need to "relearn" the value of their vote, says Māori mayoral candidate John Tamihere.

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