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An impressive mix of personal and professional skills, cultural backgrounds and ages marks the release of Internet MANA’s combined party list.

"Our list highlights the calibre of talent woven throughout Internet MANA," said leader Hone Harawira. "It reflects the people of Aotearoa New Zealand in a modern context with a strong emphasis on our core kaupapa - the rights and aspirations of Maori, social justice and giving our young people opportunities to succeed."

Candidates range in age from 23 (Beverley Ballantine, Internet Party) to 66 (Angeline Greensill, MANA). The 32-strong Internet MANA list is strongly representative of the country’s modern cultural mix, with Maori, Pasifika, Asian and Pakeha candidates.

Internet Party leader Laila Harré said the personal and professional skills of the candidates were Internet MANA’s greatest strength.

"We have people who have fought for social justice all their lives woven together with young people - the digital generation. Our list is unique in that it blends experience with a modern outlook on the very real issues facing New Zealand. The digital divide, the increasing gap between the haves and have-nots - we’ve brought together the people who are committed to putting things right and have the skills to do it."

As component parties of the alliance, MANA has first, third and fourth positions on the combined list, while the Internet Party has second, fifth and sixth spots. All subsequent places are filled on an alternating basis.

Internet MANA will contest the party vote. Each party retains separate identities to contest electorate seats - MANA in the Maori seats and selected electorates and the Internet Party in other selected electorates. The parties will not compete against one another in any electorate.

MANA candidates Georgina Beyer (Te Tai Tonga), Jordan Winiata (Te Tai Hauâuru) and Kereama Pene (Tâmaki Makaurau) will contest electorate seats only.

INTERNET MANA PARTY LIST 2014

List number - Name - Electorate - Component party

1. Hone HARAWIRA (Internet MANA leader) - Te Tai Tokerau - MANA (leader)

2. Laila HARRÉ - Helensville - Internet Party (leader)

3. Annette SYKES - Waiariki - MANA

4. John MINTO - Mt Roskill - MANA

5. Chris YONG - Te Atatu - Internet Party

6. Miriam PIERARD - Auckland Central - Internet Party

7. Te Hamua NIKORA - Ikaroa-Râwhiti - MANA

8. David CURRIN - Whangarei - Internet Party

9. James PAPALI’I - Mangere - MANA

10. Beverley BALLANTINE - Ilam - Internet Party

11. Angeline GREENSILL - Hauraki-Waikato - MANA

12. Gil HO - Northcote - Internet Party

13. Pat O’DEA - Epsom - MANA

14. Pani FARVID - Palmerston North - Internet Party

15. Makalesi NGATA - Upper Harbour - MANA

16. Patrick SALMON - East Coast - Internet Party

17. Tangi TIPENE - List only - MANA

18. Roshni SAMI - Kelston - Internet Party

19. Joe CAROLAN - Mt Albert - MANA

20. Callum VALENTINE - Wellington Central - Internet Party

21. Sitaleki FINAU - Maungakiekie - MANA

22. Grant KEINZLEY - Taranaki-King Country - Internet Party

23. Joe TRINDER - Manukau East - MANA

24. Lois McCLINTOCK - Wigram - Internet Party

25. Ariana PARETUTANGANUI-TAMATI - Rongotai - MANA

26. Robert STEWART - Dunedin North - Internet Party

27. Lisa GIBSON - Tamaki - MANA

28. Raymond CALVER - Hamilton East - Internet Party

29. Heleyni PRATLEY - List only - MANA

30. Andrew LEPINE - Dunedin South - Internet Party

31. Roger FOWLER - Papakura - MANA

32. Yvonne DAINTY - Manurewa - MANA

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