Nominees for the MANA Candidacy for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti By-Election

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mana333The MANA Movement is today formally announcing the two nominees who are contesting for the MANA candidacy for the upcoming Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election. Those two people are Te Hamua Nikora and Leon Hawea.

As the President of MANA I am humbled that two such outstanding nominees have chosen to contest the MANA candidacy. Te Hamua Nikora (Ngati Porou, Te Whakatohea, Ngai Tai, Ngati Konohi and Waikato) has enjoyed an illustrious career in Maori broadcasting and is most well-known as the iconic presenter for the Maori programmes Pukana, Kai Time on the Road and Homai Te Pakipaki. Leon Hawea (Ngati Kahungunu, Te Whatuiapiti and Rongomaiwahine) has spent his lifetime as an advocate for his people in such roles as the Iwi Liaison Officer for the Hastings District Council and in his current employment as the District Manager for Te Kohanga Reo.

Selection hui have been organised in Gisborne (Saturday 18th May), Hastings (Sunday 19th May) and Wainuiomata (Monday 20th May) and the announcement of the successful candidate will be made on Thursday 23rd May.

ENDS
For further information please contact Malcolm Mulholland on 027 765 6380.

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