14 Jul 2011

Mana expected to contest eastern Māori electorate

6:35 am on 14 July 2011

The Māori Party candidate for the eastern Māori electorate is campaigning on the assumption the newly formed Mana Party will also contest the seat.

Mana is now is calling for candidates to put their names forward in every Māori electorate.

Nā Raihānia, has been chosen by the Māori Party to run for the eastern Māori seat, which is held by Labour.

He says Mana has a small following in Hastings, but thinks the party's direction is fuzzy.