Story: Ngā māngai – Māori representation

Māori on the general and Māori electoral rolls

Since 1993 Māori have been able to select, at each five-yearly census, whether to register on the Māori or the general electoral roll. The number of Māori seats is determined by the number registered on the Māori roll. Increased registrations on that roll saw the number of Māori seats rise from four in 1993 to seven from 2002. 

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā māngai – Māori representation - Effect of Māori seats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

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