As reported on Stuff:
Hone Harawira gets clear Te Tai Tokerau run for Mana not running against Maori Party in other seats
The Maori Party will not stand a candidate in Te Tai Tokerau against Mana leader Hone Harawira as part of a deal to claw back the Maori seats from Labour.
While Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell holds the Waiariki seat – the other six are held by Labour MPs – including Harawira’s old seat, which he narrowly lost to Labour’s Kelvin Davis in 2014.
Under the agreement signed by the two parties in Whangarei on Monday, Harawira has agreed to not run any Mana candidates against the Maori Party in any of the other seats. …
Sounds like a good deal for the Māori Party, but…
Looking at 2014 results, the MANA-Maori deal will struggle to change any results. In 3 Maori seats, MANA+Maori candidate votes < Labour…
— Clint Smith (@ClintVSmith) February 19, 2017
Labour's Kelvin Davis: A vote for the Mana Māori deal is a vote for National
— Chris Bramwell (@ChrisBramwell) February 19, 2017