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Seeing life through a Maori lens

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Meka Whaitiri, MP for Ikaroa-Rawhiti, is contesting the seat for the first time at a general election. She entered Parliament through a by-election in June last year, following the death of her predecessor Parekura Horomia.

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Celebrating a great talent pool

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I've been an MP since the 1996 election, first for Te Tai Hauauru and then for Tainui, which became Hauraki-Waikato after boundary changes. I'm seeing a real energy around Labour among Māori. The talent pool that Labour is fielding in both in the Māori and general electorates is having an effect.

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Labour's TV ad - Behind the Scenes!

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We finished Maori Language Week with a bang. On Saturday, Labour’s Maori candidates spent a stunning day with friends and whanau at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae filming the first of our TV campaign ads.

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Eight weeks out

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For a while now we’ve been talking about launching a campaign blog. So here it is.

We’ll aim to cover the campaign from the inside - and shed a little light on our largest grassroots effort on record. Over the next eight weeks or so there’ll be no shortage of news to share - and, no doubt, a heap of people-powered stories.

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