May 9, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Gilmore resigns, Hauiti next in line

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Aaron Gilmore has just announced he is resigning from Parliament.

This news was just posted on, it will be interesting to see what happens next. Claudette Hauiti (Ngati Porou, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngapuhi, Ngati Kuta, Ngati Ruanui) is next on the list.

She told TV3 last year that:

Im not made up of one particular thing, Im made up of many iwitangaIm also an urban Maori, Im also a business womanIm also a mother and all those things help build a very strong character for the National Party.

Claudette Hauiti, who is in a civil union and raising a child with her partner, admits she ticks all the boxes on Nationals representation scale.


NZ Herald Article

Disgraced National List MP Aaron Gilmore has announced he will resign from Parliament.

“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce my intention to resign from Parliament,” Mr Gilmore said in a statement.

“After taking counsel from colleagues and family in recent days, I have decided that to stay on in Parliament would only serve to cause my loved ones more upset, and cause me undeserved further stress.”

In a statement, John Key this evening said: “Given the challenges Mr Gilmore has faced over the past 10 days or so, this is the right decision for himself, his family and the National Party.”

Mr Gilmore said media scrutiny in recent days since reports of his night out in Hanmer Springs where he was abusive to a waiter had “put me and those who are important to me under immense pressure with an attempt to discredit me”.

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