The Maori party, Te Tawharau, today announced its candidate for the East Cape
electorate in the November 27 election will be 25 year old broadcaster, Anton
Mr Kerekere has tribal affiliations with Rongo Whakaata, Ngati Porou, Ngati
Awa and Ngai Tuhoe.
He is a former New Zealand national debating champion, an active rugby player
and a keen amateur actor. He currently works for the Whakatane radio station,
Te Reo Irirangi o Te Manuka Tutahi, Sun FM.
Mr Kerekere was praised today by Te Tawharau leader, Hon Tuariki Delamere, as
an outstanding young man whose whakapapa fitted in extremely well with the
East Cape seat.
"Anyone who is surprised that a Maori party is running candidates in general
seats should note that there are plenty of Maori on the East Cape electoral
roll," he said.