Shane Taurima (Rongomaiwahine, Ngati Kahungunu) will contest the Tamaki Makaurau seat for the Maori Party at this year's general election. Shane is a proponent of kaupapa Maori and exponent of te reo. He is a veteran broadcaster that has dedicated much of his life both on and off the screen, to highlighting and investigating some of the most challenging issues facing whanau. He helped establish Te Pou Matakana, the North Island Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency, and was Senior Ministerial Advisor to the Minister for Maori Development. He is the chair of Maungaharuru-Tangitu Trust, a post-Treaty settlement governance entity based in Hawkes' Bay.