Four candidates from Te Tai Tonga electorate went head-to-head in a debate hosted by The Hui.
Labour's Rino Tirikatene, the Māori Party's Tākuta Ferris, the Green Party's Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati and Legalise Cannabis' Anituhia McDonald took part in the debate on Tuesday night.
Tirikatene has been a Labour MP for Te Tai Tonga since 2011. Tirikatene wants to ensure the Government's COVID-19 economic recovery plan is to promote Māori partnership and delivery of Government outcomes across the electorate.
Ferris is a staunch advocate for Māori independence. He has accused the Labour Party's Māori caucus of being invisible during the COVID-19 response and believes the Māori Party's return to Parliament is necessary to ensure iwi Māori have a voice.
Paretutanganui-Tamati has a background in social work and Māori development. She will advocate for more state housing, and generate options for iwi to build homes.
McDonald believes legalising cannabis would be a positive impact on society and the economy.
Watch the full debate above.