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.
Te Puku O Te Whenua Wikipedia
The electorate includes the following population centres:Dannevirke
The electorate includes the following tribal areas:
Te Puku O Te Whenua, or the belly of the land, was one of the five new Māori seats 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.
In the 1999 election it was substantially replaced by Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.
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