While a number of retiring politicians are looking forward to saying "e noho rā" to Parliament, a new crop are hoping to say "kia ora".
Three's The Hui spoke to four aspiring MPs - all committed to uplifting Māori, but with very different views on how best to achieve it
The Green Party's Teanau Tuiono is standing in Manurewa, the Labour Party's Kiritapu Allen is contesting the East Coast, Māori Party candidate Mei Reedy Taare is running in Te Tai Tonga and National's Harete Hipango is standing in Whanganui.
The four joined Mihingarangi Forbes to discuss a range of issues including the priority issues in their electorates, Metiria Turei and the treatment of beneficiaries, water ownership and quality and legalising marijuana.
Watch The Hui's full interview.