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Last updated 05:00 23/05/2013

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Labour has received six nominations for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election on June 29 that will elect an MP to replace the late Parekura Horomia.

Labour will be a probable favourite to retain the seat, but the Maori Party, Mana and the Greens are also fielding candidates.

Kahungunu chief executive Meka Whaitiri and broadcaster Shane Taurima are seen as the frontrunners to win the nod for Labour.

Labour general secretary Tim Barnett said the other candidates are Kahungunu chairman Hayden Hape, health professional Molly Keelan-Pare, Flaxmere ward councillor Henare Ngaera O'Keefe and Maori development adviser Tamati Olsen.

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