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MP Hone Harawira, 2011

MP Hone Harawira, 2011

Hone Harawira, leader of the Mana Party, speaks to supporters at Kia Maia Rātana Church in Māngere during the 2011 general election campaign. Harawira entered Parliament in 2005 as Te Tai Tokerau candidate for the Māori Party (Te Pāti Māori). He was re-elected in 2008, then resigned from the party to stand again under the banner of his newly formed Mana Party. He was re-elected in a by-election, and retained his seat in the 2011 general election. Mana Party parliamentary candidates Annette Sykes, Sue Bradford and John Minto feature on the party's poster, and Minto, a veteran activist, stands behind Harawira. Harawira was the only Mana Party candidate elected at the 2011 general election. When he lost his seat in 2014, the party was out of Parliament.

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Ann Sullivan, 'Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties - National, New Zealand First, Māori and Mana parties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Ann Sullivan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 18 Jul 2016