Girish Mahajan

Te Puku O Te Whenua

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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.

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Population centres

The electorate includes the following population centres:

  • Dannevirke
  • Feilding
  • Hastings
  • Hawera
  • Masterton
  • Napier
  • New Plymouth
  • Palmerston North
  • Taumarunui
  • Taupo
  • Wanganui
  • Tribal areas

    The electorate includes the following tribal areas:

    History

    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.

    Members of Parliament

    Key

     NZ First    Mauri Pacific    ACT  

    References

    Te Puku O Te Whenua Wikipedia


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