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Te Tai Tokerau Judicial Recount Official Results

MEDIA RELEASE


9 October 2014
Electoral Commission
Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri


Te Tai Tokerau Judicial Recount Official Results

District Court Judge T J Broadmore has released the result of the judicial recount in the Te Tai Tokerau electoral district for the candidate votes at the 2014 general election, in which he has directed the Electoral Commission to file an amended declaration of the result of the poll.

The Electoral Commission will therefore publish by notice in the Gazette tomorrow Friday 10 October 2014, the amended declaration of the result and then will that same day return the writ for the general election to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, allocate list seats, and declare by notice in the Gazette the election of list members.

Decision attached.


ENDS


In the District Court
at North Shore


In the matter of the Electoral Act 1993


and in the matter of an application by Hone Pani Tamati Waka Nene Harawira of Kaitaia, former Member of Parliament, for an order that a recount of electorate votes in the Te Tai Tokerau electoral district be conducted


Date of decision: 9 October 2014

DECISION OF JUDGE T J BROADMORE
OUTCOME OF JUDICIAL RECOUNT – TE TAI TOKERAU ELECTORAL DISTRICT

I announce the outcome of the recount of candidate votes in the Te Tai Tokerau electoral district sought by Mr Hone Harawira, a candidate for election in that district.

The recount has resulted in a minor variation in the official declaration of results on 4 October 2014 of the outcome. I will record the details in a schedule to the formal written decision to be issued in the next day or two, but the overall outcome is as follows:

CandidatesPartyOfficial ResultRecount Result
DAVIS, Kelvin LABOUR9,7109,712
DEARLOVE, Clinton INDEPENDENT451454
HARAWIRA, HoneMANA MOVEMENT8,9718,969
PAENGA, Te HiraMAORI 2,5652,579
Candidate Informals437418
TOTAL22,13422,132

By this decision I direct the Electoral Commission to file an amended declaration of the result of the poll in the Te Tai Tokerau electoral district.

Within the next few days I will issue an expanded version of this decision setting out details of the way in which the recount was undertaken.

I will issue a further judgment to record matters coming to my attention during the recount, of concern to the parties, but not affecting the result. Interested parties may wish to pursue those concerns through other channels.

I take the opportunity to record the skill and professionalism displayed during the recount by the Returning Officer and her team, the assistance I received from the Chief Electoral Officer and the Commission’s legal adviser, and the positive, co-operative, and collegial manner in which representatives of the parties approached the recount and interacted with me.

TJ Broadmore
District Court Judge

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