The Herald reports:
The Maori Party has selected South Auckland “stalwart” Rangi McLean to replace Pita Sharples as its Tamaki Makaurau candidate in this year’s election.
It also chose educationalist and Susan Cullen as its candidate for Hauraki Waikato.
Party President Naida Glavish said Mr McClean was “a stalwart of South Auckland. He has lived in the heart of the electorate for over forty years and has held a number of governance roles in the electorate”.
“I have known Rangi for a long time. He is an outstanding candidate and is regarded as an authority on tikanga and Maori cultural matters” said Mrs Glavish.
It will be interesting to who gets the Labour nomination. Most people expect Labour will have a good chance of winning the seat, but you can’t take anything for granted.