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    Former council candidate taking legal action to reclaim seat

    Māori journalist Hinerangi Goodman is pushing to reclaim her seat on council by asking the public to help fund her legal fees through Givealittle. The former candidate for the Murupara/Galatea ward claims her spot was unfairly contested after her name was drawn out of a hat and then sworn in.

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    Murupara-Galatea looks at options

    A meeting is being held in Murupara to look at options moving forward after former broadcaster Hinerangi Goodman was controversially moved from her position as a councillor on the Whakatāne District Council.

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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. 

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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.

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    Ngāti Hikairo kaumātua Kingi Porima passes away

    Kingi Porima has passed away in Rotorua aged 82.  He is currently lying in state at Rangitahi Marae in Murupara.

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    Murupara opens their pantries to help community's needy

    The small town of Murupara is doing big things to help their most needy whānau ahead of Christmas. For the first time, the eastern Bay of Plenty town ran a food drive at its local community festival.

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