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Māori: campaigning for votes (1st of 2)

Māori: campaigning for votes

The National Party's message of small government and self-reliance has always resonated with small groups of Māori, particularly leaders who promote locally based solutions to Māori problems and issues. This is the cover of a 1960 National Party election pamphlet aimed at Māori voters. It features Tipene and Matia, the sons of Rangi Tutaki, who was the National candidate for the Southern Māori electorate in that year's election. However, he did not win the seat.

Courtesy of the New Zealand National Party

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-NZ-National-1960

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Colin James, 'National Party - Party composition and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2022)

Story by Colin James, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2020