Māori voter turnout for the October election was at its highest level since 1999 - but the rate is still much lower than the overall turnout.
69.1 percent of those enrolled on the Māori roll voted - up almost three percent from last election.
But that's still well below the 82.2 percent of enrolled New Zealanders who turned out to vote across all electorates.
A full breakdown of Māori and non-Māori voters won't be available until the the end of the month.
Political commentator Dr Rawiri Taonui spoke to Māni Dunlop.