October 10, 2017
Maori seats lag in turnout
Tamaki Makaurau had the lowest turnout of any electorate in the country with just 59.2 percent of voters going into the polling booth.
The other Maori seats had between 67 and 69 percent turnout, with the contest in Te Taitokerau between Labour's Kelvin Davis and Mana's Hone Harawira sparking the most interest.
The overall average was 79.8 percent, compared with 76.7 percent in the 2014 election.
The highest turnout of 87.2 percent was in the safe National seat of Selwyn, where sitting member Amy Adams chalked up the largest majority of 19,639 votes.
There was also keen interest in the Wellington Central, where 86.6 percent turnout returned Labour's Grant Robinson, and neighbouring Ohariu, where interest in the Greg O'Connor's entry into the contest brought out 86.1 percent of eligible voters.
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