Story: Ngā māngai – Māori representation

Māori MPs: Matiu Rata (1st of 2)

Māori MPs: Matiu Rata

This 1980 campaign flyer announces a public meeting by Matiu Rata, then the Mana Motuhake candidate for the Northern Māori seat. Rata first became MP for Northern Māori, representing the Labour Party, in 1963. He held the seat until 1979 when he resigned from the Labour Party, and later from Parliament. At the following election in 1980 he contested Northern Māori for Mana Motuhake, but lost to Labour candidate Bruce Gregory.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-POLITICS-1980/1982

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā māngai – Māori representation - Political alliances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Rawiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016