NZ Election 2020: Te Tai Hauāuru and Te Tai Tonga analysis

This week The Hui hosted the final two debates in its Māori electorate series with a fiery turn out from candidates in Te Tai Tonga and Te Tai Hauāuru.

Te Tai Hauāuru is considered to be one of the seats 'in-play' with a strong campaign being run by Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer against Labour's incumbent Adrian Rurawhe.

Labour MP Rino Tirikatene has represented Te Tai Tonga since 2011 and is part of a whānau legacy in the electorate formerly known as Southern Māori which stretches back over 63 years. It's thought to be a safe seat for Labour despite a strong showing from Māori Party candidate Tākuta Ferris during the debate.

Former Minister of Māori Affairs Tau Henare and former Māori Party candidate Carrie Stoddart-Smith shared their views on the candidates' performances.

Watch the video.