Waiariki electorate

Waiariki is currently represented by Labour's Tamati Coffey, who won narrowly with a margin of 1,719. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Waiariki's votes – 59% to the Māori Party's 20%. The seat has been held by both Labour and Māori Party MPs, and was held by Te Ururoa Flavell until 2017.

Hannah Tamaki
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Implement our Whakamana Hapu, Empowering Family policies. New Zealand urgently needs family-friendly policies. Establish a Māori economy that provides housing for families at zero percent interest and finance for new business. Ban 1080, beginning with a total ban in Waiariki, and create new business in furs.
Why I’m running
Politics is that platform where I can be an advocate for those Kiwis, like me, who feel strongly that we are role models to those following behind us. As leaders of our families, and communities, we owe it to the next generation to hand them a legacy that is intact, to make decisions that add to their future not sabotage it. I believe my values are Kiwi values and I want to make New Zealand the best country in the world to live and raise a family in. A country where everybody matters.
About me
Faith and family are very important to me. While I can lay claim to many achievements, my greatest achievement are our three children, ten grandchildren and now two great-grandchildren. I have the joy of living in a four-generational household so I know how a healthy, well-run family works. I have also spent 40 years working on the ground with people from diverse communities and I have pioneered many initiatives. It is this experience that I bring to politics.
Party list rank
1
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Minister, company director
Place of residence
Tihiotonga, Rotorua/Drury
Age
59
Rawiri Waititi
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
To action our Whānau First Policy: to secure 25 percent of all Government spend and devolve to Māori, by Māori for Māori. Champion more investment into Māori businesses, artists and creatives and more resource into protecting Papatuanuku. Champion more investment into the development of Whānau Ora as our mental health strategy to address.
Why I’m running
I'm determined to be part of a world that sees our people thriving in health, in economy and cultural identity. I want our babies to grow up in a country where their mother tongue is not foreign, where stolen babies, lands and water aren't headline news; where gangs and meth aren't the only option, where their parents aren't filling our prisons, where their brothers and cousins aren't killing themselves and where unemployment isn't normal. We are so much more than those headlines.
About me
I'm a 39-year-old father of five, husband, son, mokopuna, brother, uncle, nephew and mate. I have worked in education, health and social services, Whānau Ora, Māori performing and creative arts, marine and coastal claims, Treaty negotiations, resource management and Iwi relationships. Mana motuhake is what I breathe everyday and I am committed to making sure that we assert our mana in our land and reclaim sovereignty to design and determine our own solutions our way.
Party list rank
2
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Manager for Te Whanau a Apanui Iwi
Place of residence
Whangaparaoa
Age
39
Ema Williams
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Activate our Covid-19 Response Policy to revive the economy and to bolster small businesses and tourism within Waiariki Activate our democracy policy giving citizens greater participation in democratic outcomes, and the right to veto law. Eliminate homelessness, detain the P-demic and arrest the silent killer of suicide by empowering Waiariki grown solutions.
Why I’m running
I believe my candidacy will bring the shift from current political rhetoric that our nation needs. Aotearoa New Zealand faces off against unprecedented world events brought to the fore by Covid-19. It's time we returned to the original spirit and intent of our nation's founding forebearers. Our mighty nation, though not perfect, due to its duality of nationhood is the example the world needs to restore itself. It's time for transformation and the peoples voices of Waiariki to be heard.
About me
Since returning to New Zealand from Australia in 2016 my husband and I head up two small businesses, one an iconic rural general store and a logging transport business. I continue to engage in trans-Tasman community consultancy work. My business and entrepreneurial experience comes from extensive corporate and community careers; in the role of information technology executive management within retail, FMCG sectors, education, childcare, aged care and disability services.
Party list rank
6
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Business owner and consultant
Place of residence
Tirohanga Opotiki
Age
47

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Riki Broughton
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Rawiri te Kowhai
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Tamati Coffey
MP for Waiariki
My local priorities
My priority for Māori, post-Covid, is to ensure jobs and training opportunities are available for those that need it. Make sure that we continue to focus on housing opportunities for everyone including on Māori land. Make sure that Government continues to engage in partnerships with Māori, enabling rangatiratanga.
Why I’m running
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About me
As the MP for Waiariki for nearly three years, I've been part of a Government that has delivered well over $2 billion worth of direct investment into our region, delivering partnerships with Māori, jobs for our people and part of bringing a new brand of kindness to politics.
Party list rank
37
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Won Waiariki
Before politics
Small business owner / broadcaster
Place of residence
Hinemoa Point, Rotorua
Age
40

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