Piri Wiri Tua Movement

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Piri Wiri Tua Movement is a Māori political party in New Zealand and is based around the Ratana movement. The name "Piri Wiri Tua" was sometimes used by the religion's founder, Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana, and means The Campaigner. A literal translation is Billy Bore Through or stick fast and bore to the other side.

In the 1999 elections, the Piri Wiri Tua Movement fielded three candidates, who won 568 votes between them.[1] In the 2002 elections, the party was affiliated to the Mana Māori Movement.

One of the party's better known candidates was the entertainer Dalvanius Prime.

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  1. ^ "1999 Election: Summary of Overall Results". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

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