Eastern Maori

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Eastern Maori was one of the four original New Zealand parliamentary Māori electorates, from 1868 to 1996.

Population centres[edit]

The electorate includes the following population centres:

  • (To be completed)

Tribal areas[edit]

The electorate includes the following tribal areas:

History[edit]

Eastern Maori included Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty, and the Poverty Bay area down to Gisborne. Originally the electorate extended down the East Coast and included the Wairarapa, but in 1954 the boundaries of the Southern Maori electorate were extended to include much of the East Coast of the North Island up to Napier and Wairoa in Hawke's Bay.

The first Member of Parliament for Eastern Maori was Tareha Te Moananui; he was the first Māori MP to speak in Parliament, and he retired in 1870.

James Carroll represented the electorate from 1887 to 1893, but in 1893 he changed to the Waiapu electorate and was replaced by Wi Pere who Carroll had defeated in 1887.

In the 1949 election, the incumbent, Tiaki Omana of the Labour Party, was unsuccessfully challenged by National's Turi Carroll.[1]

With MMP Eastern Maori was replaced by the Te Tai Rawhiti electorate in 1996. Peter Tapsell, who had represented Eastern Maori since 1981 was defeated when he stood in the new electorate.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The Eastern Maori electorate was represented by ten Members of Parliament:[2]

Key

 Independent    Liberal    United    National    Labour  

Election Winner
1868 Māori election Tareha Te Moananui
1871 election Karaitiana Takamoana
1876 election
1879 by-election Henare Tomoana
1879 election
1881 election
1884 election Wi Pere
1887 election James Carroll
1890 election
1893 election Wi Pere (2nd period)
1896 election
1899 election
1902 election
1905 election Apirana Ngata
1908 election
1911 election
1914 election
1919 election
1922 election
1925 election
1928 election
1931 election
1935 election
1938 election
1943 election Tiaki Omana
1946 election
1949 election
1951 election
1954 election
1957 election
1960 election
1963 election Puti Tipene Watene
1966 election
1967 by-election Paraone Reweti
1969 election
1972 election
1975 election
1978 election
1981 election Peter Tapsell
1984 election
1987 election
1990 election
1993 election

Election results[edit]

Note that the affiliation of many early candidates is not known.

1931 election[edit]

General election, 1931: Eastern Maori[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Apirana Ngata 5,105 71.91
Ratana Pita Moko 1,994 28.09
Majority 3,111 43.82
Turnout 7,099

1899 election[edit]

General election, 1899: Eastern Maori[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Wi Pere 2,294 40.52 -20.70
Mohi Te Atahikoia 1,387 24.50
Hurinui Apanui 1,316 23.25
Kereru Numia 331 5.85
Tare Mete 207 3.66 -9.86
Tamati Haweti 126 2.23
Majority 907 16.02
Turnout 5,661

1896 election[edit]

General election, 1896: Eastern Maori[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Wi Pere 2,549 61.22
Tamati Tautuhi 805 19.33
Tare Mete 563 13.52
Maika Taruhe 182 4.37
Eriata Nopera 65 1.56
Majority 1,744 41.88
Turnout 4,164

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rorke, Jinty. "Turi Carroll". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ The General Election, 1931. Government Printer. 1932. p. 6. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 3. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Untitled". Poverty Bay Herald XXIV (7816). 4 January 1897. p. 2. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 

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