Just been looking at the final results and it is interesting to observe that in the seven Maori seats, only one of them had more than two candidates standing from the eight parliamentary parties. In six of them it was simply Maori Party vs Labour with token candidates from Destiny and the odd Independent.
That got me thinking about how many seats, did each party contest. They used to all pretty much contest every seat. This time it was:
Labour 69 (all)
National 62 (all bar Maori)
United Future 62 (all bar Maori)
NZ First 40