Maori Party has shored up its base

The Maori party appears to shored up its base, now looking like retaining 4 seats:

The Maori Party looks set to retain its four seats in Parliament, giving National a potentially powerful buffer if Saturday should turn out to be a tight race.

The latest Te Karere DigiPoll has it retaining Te Tai Tonga, which was previously seen as vulnerable.

That is on top of earlier polls showing it is also likely to retain Waiariki and Tamaki Makaurau, two other seats previously seen as likely to swing to Labour.

The word is the powerful iwi have decided that being in government is preferable to being in opposition. Last night John Key said in the TV3 debate that the Maori party have been great to work with.


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