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Maori Party announces Tamaki Makaurau candidate

Maori Party announces Tamaki Makaurau candidate

Sunday 4 May 2014

Rangimarie Naida Glavish, Maori Party President today announced that Rangi McLean (Ngai Tuhoe) will represent the Maori Party as their candidate for Tamaki Makaurau in the upcoming general election.

Mrs Glavish said "Rangi is 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.

George Ngatai, Tamaki Makaurau electorate Co-Chair thanked all three candidates who contested the Maori Party candidacy.

"We had three outstanding candidates. Each of them are leaders in their own right, and I acknowledge and thank them for their commitment, courage and support."

"We also acknowledge our incumbent and retiring Tamaki Makaurau MP, Hon Dr Pita Sharples. He has represented us proudly over these last nine years, and we are pleased that we have selected a candidate in Rangi who can and will build on the foundation that he has laid in Tamaki Makaurau."

"We know that Rangi will represent us proudly in this coming election, and our electorate are ready to back him all the way into parliament."
"Election 2014 - bring it on." said Mr Ngatai.


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