10 May 2013

Mana to field candidate in by-election

10:01 am on 10 May 2013

Mana has confirmed it will stand a candidate in the Ikaroa Rawhiti by-election, made vacant by the death of Labour MP Parekura Horomia.

Mana leader Hone Harawira said he has had number of calls urging the party to stand a candidate.

He said Mr Horomia's passing leaves a huge void, and Mana intends to find somebody with the same level of energy he had.

The selection process will begin on 18 May and a candidate is expected to be announced by 22 May.

The by-election will be held on Saturday, 29 June.