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Time for a MANA wahine Waiariki MP

Time for a MANA wahine Waiariki MP and time to change the government

MEDIA RELEASE:
Saturday 10th May 2014


MANA leader Hone Harawira has announced that Annette Sykes has officially been selected as the Mana party candidate for Waiariki at this year's election.

At the 2011 general election, after only 7 weeks of campaigning, Annette beat the Labour candidate to finish second to Te Ururoa Flavell.

The MANA Leader announced her selection after the Te Arawa kapa haka regionals in Rotorua today.

"The choice is clear for Waiariki voters who want to change the government" said Mr Harawira. "Te Ururoa is effectively the National Party candidate. A vote for Annette will be the smart vote in Waiariki to get rid of National"

Te Arawa Kaumatua, Te Ariki Morehu is backing Annette Sykes again to make political history by becoming the first woman in 143 years to ever represent the Waiariki electorate.

“We’ve never had a wahine lead us in Parliament and I think it is time that we did,” says Te Ariki Morehu.

“There is a perception that Waiariki women, or more specifically Te Arawa women, are oppressed and that we don’t put our women at the top table so I think we as voters need to dismiss that myth by casting a vote for Annette on September 20. It is time for a MANA wahine MP in Waiariki."

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