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Marae - 2008 Election Special

Television (Full Length) – 2008

One of the high points of Māori current affairs show Marae is its post-election mustering of successful Māori candidates. This 2008 edition features the five Te Pāti Māori and two Labour Party MPs. It was a significant election, with John Key leading the National Party to success after nine years of Labour. With Helen Clark announcing her resignation as Labour Party leader, Turiana Turia and Parekura Horomia pay tribute. As this episode was filmed the day after the election, Te Pāti Māori's involvement with the new National government was still undetermined, garnering much discussion on what the future holds. 

So this morning Aotearoa wakes up to a new, centre-right, National-led government, the first in nine years, and the shock announcement that outgoing Prime Minister Helen Clark will stand down as Labour leader before Christmas.
– Presenter Shane Taurima introduces this special

Key Cast & Crew

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Graham Wallace

Sound Mix

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Victor Allen

Associate Producer

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Nigel Windsor

Technical Producer

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Derek Wooster

Director, Producer

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Bruce Gatward-Cook

Editor, Field Sound Recordist

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Shane Taurima


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