Te Puku O Te Whenua

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Te Puku O Te Whenua or "the belly of the land" was one of the five new New Zealand parliamentary Māori electorates created in 1996 for MMP. It was replaced in the 1999 election.

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Population centres

The electorate included the following population centres:

Rohe

The electorate included the following rohe: [1]

History

Te Puku O Te Whenua, or the belly of the land, was one of the five new Māori electorates created for the 1996 election with the introduction of mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation, and which were all won by the Tight Five of the New Zealand First from Labour. The 1996 election was won by Rana Waitai. [2]

In the 1999 election it was substantially replaced by Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.

Members of Parliament

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1996 election Rana Waitai

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1996 election Donna Awatere Huata

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References

  1. "Map of Tribal Areas In Aotearoa | maoripakeha.co.nz". maoripakeha.co.nz. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. "Former NZ First MP says party's return counterproductive". Radio New Zealand. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011.