Update: And Nanaia’s candidacy has been confirmed. From Stuff:
Mahuta said she had decided this afternoon to run for the top job. She joins Grant Robertson, David Parker and Andrew Little in the leadership race.
Mahuta said the other candidates had a lot to offer but she offered a difference.
Her run at the leadership is a sign of the party’s Maori caucus flexing its muscle.
Mahuta said the Maori and Pasifika base had retained a key vote for Labour.
She said she had been a solid contributor to the party. She had come to the decision to run for the leadership “not lightly”.