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The polls have closed and the pre­lim­i­nary votes have been counted but we’re still no closer to un­der­stand­ing which coali­tion force will gov­ern New Zealand for the next three years. We do know who our MPs will be for the next term though. First-time can­di­date Tim van de Molen is the new MP for the Waikato elec­torate and he will be busy get­ting his head around the in­duc­tion process in Welling­ton this week. He’s al­ready plan­ning to make ul­tra fast broad­band in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties a pri­or­ity over the next term. Labour’s Nanaia Mahuta re­turns for Labour in the Hau­raki-Waikato elec­torate af­ter the Maori Party, even with the sup­port of Kingi Tuheitia, failed to dis­rupt the sea­soned politi­cian. In the Taupo elec­torate, which in­cludes Cam­bridge, in­cum­bent MP Louise Up­ston re­turns to serve vot­ers af­ter a sound vic­tory over Labour’s Ala’ Al-Bus­tanji. The big ques­tion re­mains, who will Win­ston Peters and NZ First side with to form a gov­ern­ment? Will Louise and Tim be in gov­ern­ment or will it be Nananai and the Labour Party?

Lawrence Gullery

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