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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


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