The Maori Seats

November 17th, 2008 at 12:32 pm by David Farrar

won the party vote easily in all seven Maori seats. Their party vote ranged from 45% to 57%, and the ranged from 21% to 34%. Waiariki was closest with an 11% gap and had a 31% gap.

In 2005 Labour ranged from 49% to 58% and Maori Party from 18% to 31% so not much change on the party vote.

in 2005 got from 2.7% to 7.4% in the Maori seats. In 2008 it was from 5.5% to 10.9% so a very small improvement there.

The electorate votes we start from Te Taik Tokerau in the North. Hone Harawira won it by 3,600 in 2005 over Dover Samuels. This time he has a 5,500 majority.

Pita Sharples evicted John Tamihere from Tamaki Makaurau by 2,100 in 2005 and holds it over Louisa Wall by a massve 6,300.

In Waiariki, won by 2,900 in 2005. In 2008 he doubles that to 6,000.

held onto Tainui by 1,860. The boundary changes to Hauraki-Waikato did not favour her, so she did well to hold on by 1,046.

In , Tariana Turia won by 5,000 in 2005 and this time he rmajority is almost 7,000.

The big battle was in Ikaroa-Rawhiti. Parekura held off by 1,932 in 2005, and Poananga’s former partner, , challenged in 2008. But Fox fell short by 1,609.

Finally in the South, was held by Mahara Okeroa in 2005 by 2,500. New Maori Party candidate beat him by 684 votes in 2008.

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5 Responses to “The Maori Seats”

  1. KiwiGreg (3,255 comments) says:

    Why would anyone on a Maori roll vote National?

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  2. Rod (180 comments) says:

    “Why would anyone on a Maori roll vote National?”

    Ask that same question again this time in 2011 and see what the answer will be ….

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  3. bearhunter (853 comments) says:

    Can anyone tell me what Nanaia Mahuta’s purpose is? What is she for? I’ve never come across anyone so utterly pointless in politics in the 15 years I’ve lived here. Since she has been re-elected, perhaps one of her constituents could tell me what the hell it is she actually does on my taxpayer’s dollar.

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  4. Anthony (796 comments) says:

    Good to see my old English teacher Okeroa kicked out. He was one of the laziest teachers at the school, but relished looking staunch with his straggly beard. I can’t remember him smiling once the whole year. Used to see him having a smoke with some Maori kids around the back at lunch time. Renown for blaming others for his failings – I wonder who he will blame this time?

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  5. Ross Miller (1,704 comments) says:

    KiwiGreg (15) Vote: 2 1 Says: November 17th, 2008 at 12:52 pm . Why would anyone on a Maori roll vote National?

    Because Greg we have an electoral system called MMP where their vote counts. Turn it around. Why should anyone in Helensville vote Labour.

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