Te Tai Rawhiti (New Zealand Electorate)
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Te Tai Rawhiti New Zealand Electorate

Te Tai Rawhiti or "the east side" was one of the five new New Zealand parliamentary M?ori electorates created in 1996 for MMP. It was largely replaced in 1999 with Waiariki and Ikaroa-R?whiti.

Population centres

The electorate was based in the Bay of Plenty and East Cape regions, as well as parts of eastern Waikato, and included the following population centres:

Tribal areas

The electorate includes the following tribal areas:


Te Tai Rawhiti or the east side was one of the five new M?ori seats created for the 1996 election with the introduction of mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation, and which were all won by the Tight Five of New Zealand First from Labour.

In the 1999 election it was substantially replaced by Waiariki.

Members of Parliament


 NZ First    Alliance  

List MPs

Election Winner
1996 election Alamein Kopu

Election results

1996 election

1996 general election: Te Tai Rawhiti[1][2][3]

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
NZ First Tuariki Delamere 10,647 50.73 10,030 47.53
Labour Peter Tapsell 6,432 30.65 6,558 31.08
Mana M?ori Tame Iti 1,372 6.54 649 3.08
Alliance Alamein Kopu 1,210 5.77 1,381 6.54
National Peta Butt 506 2.41 897 4.25
Te Tawharau Willie Coates 398 1.90 171 0.81
Independent Hinemoa Awatere 352 1.68
Natural Law Lynette Patterson 70 0.33 27 0.13
Legalise Cannabis   623 2.95
Christian Coalition   433 2.05
ACT   188 0.89
Progressive Green 33 0.16
McGillicuddy Serious   27 0.13
Animals First   25 0.12
Green Society 19 0.09
United NZ   15 0.07
Superannuitants & Youth 11 0.05
Advance New Zealand 6 0.03
Ethnic Minority Party 4 0.02
Asia Pacific United 2 0.01
Conservatives 2 0.01
Libertarianz   2 0.01
Informal votes 322 206
Total Valid votes 20,987 21,103
NZ First win new seat Majority 4,215 20.08


  1. ^ "Electorate Candidate and Party Votes Recorded at Each Polling Place - Te Tai Rawhiti" (PDF). Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties
  3. ^ Party Lists of Unsuccessful Registered Parties

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