NZ Election 2020: Te Tai Hauāuru contenders face off in The Hui debate

  • 07/10/2020

Two candidates from the Te Tai Hauāuru electorate went head-to-head in the final debate hosted by The Hui on Wednesday night.

Labour's Adrian Rurawhe and the Māori Party's Debbie Ngarewa-Packer are fighting for a seat that's been tagged as the Māori Party's best chance at getting back into parliament.

Rurawhe was first elected at the 2014 general election as a representative for the Labour Party for Te Tai Hauāuru and was re-elected in 2017. His key messages this election are to create employment and training opportunities for Māori, build the Māori economy by creating opportunities in trade, business development, tourism and joint ventures, and remove all health inequities for Māori.

Ngarewa-Packer is co-leader of the Māori Party and top of the party list. Her focus this election is to raise income and create apprenticeships and jobs, restore waterways and uphold rangatira and kaitiaki rights, and ban oil and gas and seabed mining as well as invest in clean technology. 

Watch the full debate above.