June 28, 2013
Candidates not campaigning but visible on election day
The campaigning is almost over and all that is left to do in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti is get out and vote.
Tomorrow is polling day in the by-election to replace long serving Labour MP Parekura Horomia, who died in April.
Candidates aren’t allowed to campaign after midnight, but they intend to be visible in the electorate tomorrow.
Mana’s Te Hamua Nikora was doing last minute campaigning in the Hutt Valley today before heading back to Gisborne where he will spend election night.
The Greens' Marama Davidson and Green co-leader Metiria Turei intend to spend election day around the East Coast, starting in Gisborne and then going through to Ruatoria.
Labour’s Meka Whaitiri will be in her Hawkes Bay heartland, where she will be hoping to bring in enough votes to hold the seat for the party.
Māori Party candidate Na Raihania will also be close to his Bridge Pa home, and hopes the profile he built up standing in the last election will bring him a good harvest of votes tomorrow.
With Labour expected to win, the Māori party will want to run a credible second to position themselves for next year’s general election.
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