Greens' Te Tai Hauauru candidate 19th on party list

MATHEW GROCOTT
Last updated 12:22 18/03/2014

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The Green Party's candidate for Te Tai Hauauru has been included on the party's list for this year's election, but is probably too far down to win a seat in Parliament.

Jack McDonald has been ranked 19th on the provisional party list released yesterday, which is topped by co-leader Metiria Turei and then Russel Norman.

Mr McDonald, chairman of the Paekakariki Community Board, is standing for the second time in the Maori electorate. He was ranked 30th by the Greens in 2011.

Mr McDonald tweeted yesterday that he was "honoured and excited to be in an electable position on Green initial list".

For Mr McDonald to be elected, the Greens would need to get between 15 and 16 per cent of the party vote.

The most recent Fairfax Media-Ipsos poll put the Green Party on 10 per cent support.

The party list released yesterday is not the final ranking and will now be voted on by the party's members.

Members will vote throughout April and the final list will be announced by the end of May.

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