Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Ikaroa-Rawhiti – Labour With Early Lead

Early votes cast in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election put Labour’s Meka Whaitiri on 842 votes a majority of 223 over Mana’s Te Hāmua Nikora with 619 votes. The Maori Party’s Na Rongowhakaata Raihania was a distant third with 365.

This was the release of just over 2000 votes pre-cast and counted by the Electoral Commission just after 7pm.

The vacancy was created by the death of the sitting Labour MP Parekura Horomia.

In 2011 Parekura Horomia held the seat with 10,558 votes, a majority of 6,541 over the Maori Party’s Na Raihania with 4,017 votes. Mana’s Tawhai McClutchie came third with 2,484.

Final results are expected around 10pm.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Syriza Win Greek Election: The Rumblings Of The Left

Binoy Kampmark: The left – and by this, the genuine, progressive, unmanagerial left – is getting noisy. The Greek elections are upon us, with the similar challenges being played out from 2012. There are fears of Grexit – a heavy breathing departure from the eurozone that will do everything to rattle the central currency mechanism that has been taking a battering... More>>

ALSO:

A Public Conversation: Reinventing News As A Public Right

Alastair Thompson: Oh how the mighty have fallen. Once journalism was possibly a noble profession, though that is certainly now, to quote our Prime Minister, a 'contestable' notion. It certainly seemed at least a little noble when I joined the ranks of reporters in 1989 . But ... More>>

ALSO:

Bear Baiting: Michael Hammerschlag On The View From Inside Ukraine

Russia's economy and currency are collapsing from oil price drop and sanctions, but Ukraine's is dropping faster: 60% drop in hryvna. Russia can survive it, but Ukraine is tottering on collapse and default... MORE >>

More On Oil & Russia :

More Year End Commentary :

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news