7 Jun 2024

Allegations Te Paati Māori misused data during 2023 election

From Checkpoint, 4:46 pm on 7 June 2024

The Public Service Commission has convened a high-level meeting with the heads of government departments over allegations Te Paati Maori misused data during the 2023 election campaign. A group of former workers at Manurewa Marae claim private data from census forms was photocopied and entered into a database they believe was then used to target voters in the Tamaki Makaurau electorate. It sparked a Stats NZ investigation and the allegations are now being looked into by the top brass of more than half a dozen departments.