Ka mate, ka ora! The Māori Party's new lease on life

When the Māori Party was ejected from parliament in 2017 the once-powerful movement looked all but over. 

But in 2020 the party has made one of the most remarkable comebacks in New Zealand political history, delivering not one but two MPs back to parliament. 

On Friday it was confirmed co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer will also enter parliament on the party vote, joining new Waiariki MP and co-leader Rawiri Waititi. Ngarewa-Packer had stood in Te Tai Hauāuru losing to Labour's Adrian Rurawhe by a narrow margin. 

However, the confirmation of the special votes was just enough to get Ngarewa-Packer into parliament. 

The Hui spoke to her about the surprise result.

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