Te Tai Tokerau is one of seven Maori electorates.
It encompasses part of the Auckland region, including North Shore and Waitakere, and the whole of Whangaparaoa, Kaipara ki Mahurangi and Northland.
To register as a voter in the Māori electorates people need to declare they are of Māori descent.
In 2013, the median age of the Māori descent population in Te Tai Tokerau was 25, significantly below the New Zealand median age of 37.
The seat was retained by the Labour Party’s deputy leader, Kelvin Davis, in 2017, with 54 per cent of the vote. He was well ahead of the Mana Party’s Hone Harawira who won 7866 votes (33%).
As at August 31, 36,356 people were enrolled to vote in Te Tai Tokerau this year.
Contesting the seat are:
Janice Arahanga-Epiha, One Party
Kelvin Davis, Labour
Clinton Dearlove, Independent
Maki Herbert, Legalise Cannabis
Mariameno Kapa-Kingi, Maori
Moemoe Mohoawhenua, Independent
Daniel Shortland, New Conservative
Billy Te Kahika, NZ Public