6 Nov 2023

Te Pāti Māori add two seats after special votes counted

From Morning Report, 6:47 am on 6 November 2023

While National lost two seats in the special vote count, Te Pāti Māori picked up two - putting them in a record-breaking position of taking six of seven Māori seats.

Takutai Tarsh Kemp has taken the Tāmaki Makaurau seat from Peeni Henare, and Mariameno Kapa-Kingi has taken Te Tai Tokerau from Kelvin Davis.

The extra two seats have created an overhang of two, bringing the total number of seats in the house to 123.

Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer spoke to Corin Dann.