13 Sep 2020

Party People | Season 1 | Episode 1: Te Tūru o te Wiki - Tāmaki Makaurau - 13th September 2020

From Party People, 5:30 pm on 13 September 2020

It’s been called the Covid Election – delayed by coronavirus, with the country fighting a deadly pandemic, making radical changes to how we live our lives, adjusting our tikanga on the fly to cope to keep our whānau safe – so what impact with the pandemic have on how we vote? 

With Tāmaki Makaurau still battling community transmission and facing restrictions, what might it mean for those in the country’s biggest city? 

Three strong candidates have put themselves forward to advocate for Tāmaki Makaurau in the House.  Our “Party People” discuss the candidates and what they believe is needed for Māori living in the Tāmaki rohe. 

We also dip into the archives – kia ora Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision – to hear from a well-known Māori political leader, who over 70 years ago campaigned on getting more housing for Māori living in the cities.  Has much changed for Māori since then?   

Tune in to find out who it is, and listen to Mihingaarangi Forbes, Tau Henare and Shane Te Pou discuss “Te Tūru o te Wiki” and much more.