Hauraki-Waikato

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Electorate boundaries used for the 2008 and 2011 elections

Hauraki-Waikato is a New Zealand Parliamentary Māori electorate first established for the 2008 election.

It largely replaced Tainui electorate. Nanaia Mahuta of the Labour Party, formerly the MP for Tainui, became MP for Hauraki-Waikato in the 2008 general election and was re-elected in 2011.

Population centres[edit]

The electorate includes the following population centres:

Downtown Hamilton

Within Auckland Region
Waiheke Island, Papakura, Pukekohe, Waiuku, Clarks Beach, Ramarama, Bombay, Pokeno

Within Waikato Region
Meremere, Huntly, Whitianga, Whangamata, Thames, Paeroa, Waihi, Hamilton, Ngaruawahia, Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Raglan, Kawhia

Tribal Areas[edit]

The electorate includes the following tribal areas:

History[edit]

The electorate was originally proposed by Elections New Zealand as "Pare Hauraki-Pare Waikato"1 to even out the numbers on the voting roll in Tainui and Te Tai Hauauru.[1]

1Translation:[2] Tainui tribes of Hauraki - Tainui tribes of Waikato

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 Labour  

Election Winner
2008 election Nanaia Mahuta
2011 election

Election results[edit]

2011 election[edit]

General Election 2011: Hauraki-Waikato[3]

Notes: Green 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.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Nanaia Mahuta 9,751 58.38 +5.88 8,250 46.11 -6.45
Mana Angeline Greensill 3,816 22.84 +22.84 2,007 11.22 +11.22
Māori Tau Bruce Mataki 2,899 17.36 -30.15 2,337 13.06 -14.62
Nga Iwi Te Ariki Karamaene 238 1.42 +1.42
NZ First   1,758 9.83 +4.36
Green   1,634 9.13 +5.90
National   1,491 8.33 +1.12
Legalise Cannabis   258 1.44 +0.18
Conservative   76 0.42 +0.42
ACT   37 0.21 -0.40
United Future   33 0.18 +0.01
Libertarianz   8 0.04 +0.01
Alliance   2 0.01 ±0.00
Democratic   2 0.01 ±0.00
Informal votes 1,078 436
Total Valid votes 16,704 17,893
Labour hold Majority 5,935 35.53 +30.54

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 33,215[4]

2008 election[edit]

General Election 2008: Hauraki-Waikato[5]

Notes: Green 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.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Nanaia Mahuta 9,349 52.49 9,819 52.55
Māori Angeline Greensill 8,461 47.51 5,172 27.68
National   1,347 7.21
NZ First   1,022 5.47
Green   603 3.23
Legalise Cannabis   236 1.26
Family Party   138 0.74
ACT   113 0.60
Bill and Ben   98 0.52
Progressive   41 0.22
Kiwi   33 0.18
United Future   33 0.18
Libertarianz   7 0.04
Workers Party   6 0.03
Pacific   5 0.03
RONZ   4 0.02
RAM   3 0.02
Alliance   2 0.01
Democratic   2 0.01
Informal votes 697 358
Total Valid votes 17,810 18,684
Turnout 19,454 60.89
Labour win new seat Majority 888 4.99

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electorate Boundaries - Pare Hauraki-Pare Waikato". Elections New Zealand. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Māori Dictionary - "Pare"
  3. ^ 2011 election results
  4. ^ "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  5. ^ 2008 election results