29 Oct 2020

Rawiri Waititi confirmed as Maori Party co-leader

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 29 October 2020

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Rawiri Waititi has been confirmed as the new co-leader of the Māori Party - pending special votes confirming his win of the Waiariki electorate. 

He'll lead alongside Debbie Ngarewa-Packer.

Mr Waititi edged out Labour Party MP Tamati Coffey in the Bay of Plenty-based seat - winning by just over 400 votes. 

The special vote results are set to be released next Friday.

Rawiri Waititi arrives at Parliament.

Rawiri Waititi arrives at Parliament. Photo: RNZ / Te Aniwa Hurihanganui