Northern Māori

Northern Māori

Northern Māori was one of the four former New Zealand Parliamentary Māori electorates, from 1868 to 1996.

Population Centres

The electorate includes the following population centres: Auckland, Whangarei.
* (To be completed)

Tribal Areas

The electorate includes the following tribal areas:


The Northern Māori electorate boundary was in South Auckland. It extended from Auckland City north to Northland, and had only minor boundary changes from 1868 to 1996.

The seat was held by Labour from 1938. Paraire Karaka Paikea died in 1943, and was replaced by his son Tapihana Paraire Paikea.

In 1979, Matiu Rata resigned from the Labour Party as a protest against Labour policies. In 1980 he resigned from Parliament, but came second in the subsequent by-election. The by-election was won by the Labour candidate, Bruce Gregory.

Tau Henare won the seat from Gregory for New Zealand First in 1993; a foretaste of the success of Henare and the other New Zealand First candidates (known as the "Tight Five") in the Māori seats in 1996. In 1996 with MMP, the Northern Māori seat was replaced by Te Tai Tokerau, and won by Henare.

Tau Henare was a great-grandson of Taurekareka Henare who had held the seat for the Reform Party from 1914 to 1938.

Election results


*"New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840-1984" by J. O. Wilson (1985, 4th edition, Government Printer, Wellington)

ee also

*Eastern Māori
*Southern Māori
*Western Māori

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