NZ Election 2020: Waiariki contenders Tamati Coffey, Hannah Tamaki and Rawiri Waititi face off in The Hui debate

  • 22/09/2020
The contenders in The Hui's debate.
The contenders in The Hui's debate. Photo credit: Getty, Facebook/ Rawiri Waititi

The three candidates for the Waiariki electorate seat went head-to-head in a debate on Tuesday night.

Labour MP Tamati Coffey, Vision NZ's Hannah Tamaki, and Māori Party candidate Rawiri Waititi  took part in The Hui's third Māori electorate debate.

The contenders were trying to prove why they are the best person for the job ahead of New Zealand's 2020 election on October 17.

The debate began at 8pm.

It was one of three happening on Tuesday night. 

Judith Collins and Jacinda Ardern faced off in their first televised debate and discussed big issues facing New Zealand including soaring house prices, rising unemployment, climate change, tax hikes or cuts, and COVID-19.

There was also the ASB Great Debate which was hosted by Newshub political editor Tova O'Brien. 

It was a finance debate featuring Labour's Grant Robertson, National's Paul Goldsmith, the Greens' James Shaw, Act's David Seymour and New Zealand First's Fletcher Tabuteau.