Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

The Battle for Te Tai Hauaru

The Battle for Te Tai Hauaru

Te Tai Hauauru MP Adrian Rurawhe hasn’t put himself in the spotlight in his first term, but how will that translate into votes against two high profile opponents?

The Labour MP will share the stage at the third Te Wero debate at Pataka Museum in Porirua next Wednesday August 16 with former league star, former New Plymouth district councilor Howie Tamati from the Maori Party and the Greens’ Jack McDonald, who has been winning elections since he was a teenager not so long ago.

Te Wero 2017 is a series of debates focusing on the Maori Electorates; Te Tai Tokerau, Tamaki Makaurau, Waikato-Hauraki, Ikaroa-Rawhiti, Te Tai Tonga, Waiariki and Te Tai Hauauru.

In this the third debate of the series, it’s the battle for Te Tai Hauauru with current Member of Parliament Labour’s Adrian Rurawhe, Maori Party candidate Howie Tamati and Green Party’s Jack McDonald.

The candidates will be quizzed on issues such as whether a royal commission should be held on the abuse on children in care, how outstanding hapu and iwi claims should be dealt with, and what can be done for 70,000 out of work rangatahi.

The hour-long debate will be broadcast at 10am on Friday August 18, along with another hour of expert discussion on the electorate profile, voting patterns, and commentary on the candidates’ debate performances.

We will also hear from Maori contesting general seats in the rohe.

Te Wero 2017 aims to help voters a range of information make a decision on who to give their two ticks to on September 23.

Te Wero 2017, plays out across the iwi radio network, from Pataka Museum and Gallery, Porirua and is brought to you by Te Whakaruruhau o Nga Reo Irirangi Maori and Te Mangai Paho.

So tune in to your local iwi station or go to the websitewaateanews.com by clicking on the link http://www.waateanews.com/Te+Wero+Election+2017.html

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Swing States: Gordon Campbell On Why The US Needs MMP

After the bizarre events this week in Helsinki, the world will be hoping and praying that the US midterm elections in November can put a restraining brake on the presidency of Donald Trump.

This may happen, but there’s a highly undemocratic reason why such hopes may be frustrated. More>>

 
 

IPCA On 2016 Armed Offenders Response: 'Serious Failings' Put Officers At Risk

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the tactical decision-making and control and command exercised by Police in response to shots fired near Kawerau on 9 March 2016 was highly flawed and placed Police officers at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: National Offers Cross-Party Action

National is not prepared to let the Government park the mental health needs of Kiwis while it holds an inquiry, and has offered to work together to improve New Zealand’s mental health services both immediately and longer term, Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. More>>

ALSO:

Extradited To Deportation: 'Justice Not Served' In Australia Muddle

A number of New Zealanders who have been extradited to Australia to face charges - only to be sent back here or put in immigration detention centres - is concerning, Justice Minister Andrew Little says. More>>

ASMS: Syphilis Deaths Highlight Need For Proper Resourcing

“The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services... This should not be happening in a quality first-world public health care system like New Zealand’s.” More>>

ALSO:

'Don't Mess This Up': Youth Message On Zero Carbon Act

The young New Zealanders credited with driving momentum for a Zero Carbon Act have formally handed over their submission on the proposed law to MPs from the Labour, Green and National parties. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages