Botany is a safe National seat - in 2017, National got 60 percent of the party vote. Re-watch tonight's coverage here on our website or using any of the links at the top of the story.

"This was turning out to be a three-way race, the Labour candidate Naisi Chen is strong and working hard, the National Party has obviously got support here as well, but equally, I've got name recognition and a 10-year track record as the local MP. A4 Maps. Labour's McAnulty wins the formerly National-held Wairarapa seat by 5400 votes. 12:10am: We're signing off for tonight.

'Emotional decision': Jami-Lee Ross won't contest Botany electorate, 'Unsustainable': Ross lashes out at the Government for locking down the country, Copyright © 2020 MediaWorks TV - All Rights Reserved, By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Access and Privacy Policy. She also acknowledged the Parliamentary staff who would be losing their jobs after tonight. Yet another said he didn't think the people of Botany would feel let down by Ross pulling out. He had been gearing up to contest the seat again, up against National's Christopher Luxon and Labour's Naisi Chen, but this morning he changed tack and pulled out of the race. Jack Tame will analyse what the next Government will look like and what moves they are likely to make.

Those coming in through National's list on these numbers include Brownlee, Goldsmith, Bishop, David Bennett, Michael woodhouse, Nicola Willis, Melissa Lee, Nick Smith, Maureen Pugh and Harete Hipango. Tagata Pasifika will also be on at 7.30am and, from 10am, Marae will focus on what the Election results mean for Māori. Recap: Election 2020 delivers big win for Labour, Jacinda Ardern to ponder makeup of Government after Labour's emphatic election win. You can access the program book - but it may not be up to date.

12:00am: Here's a wrap-up of some of the highlights on 1 NEWS tonight. Botany 2020 - Virtual! Jami-Lee Ross is pinning his hopes of getting back into Parliament on the fortunes of Billy Te Kahika in Te Tai Tokerau seat. Labour's Nanaia Mahuta retains Hauraki-Waikato. Botanical Society of America Student Chapter.

Plenary Speaker Dr. Bryan DewsburyUniversity of Rhode Island, Questions, please email:, Botany 2022Anchorage, Alaska  July 24 – 27, 2022. These heavyweight candidates for the Botany electorate will share their stories, outline their aspirations and set out why you should vote for them. The conference content is available to registered attendees for up to a year.

National at the moment looks to lose MPs like Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Agnes Loheni and Paulo Garcia - many of whom provided the party's ethnic diversity, Kaye says. ACT leader David Seymour retains Epsom by nearly 9000 votes. Ross, who says he will now be second on Advance NZ's list, wants to focus on the party's nationwide campaign so Te Kahika, who will be number one on the list, can focus on winning Te Tai Tokerau. 11:14pm: National's Andrew Bayly retains Port Waikato (formerly Hunua) by 4250 votes.

11:29pm: Collins retains her seat in Papakura by a near 6000 vote margin. Lloyd […] Copyright 2020 Botanical Society of America, American Society of Plant Taxonomists Facebook Page, American Bryological and Lichenological Society, International Association for Plant Taxonomy Website, Society of Herbarium Curators Facebook Page. He says if anything, Ross is saving face ahead of a big loss. Labour's Gaurav Sharma wins Hamilton West by 4400 votes.

National's Denise Lee retains Maungakiekie.

Recap 1 NEWS' coverage as the results for the 2020 general election were announced. A4 and A1 individual electorate maps of the 2020 electorates, and A1 overview maps of North Island and South Island general and the Māori electorates can be downloaded on this page. At the 2017 election, as a National Party MP, Ross won the Botany seat with more than 60 percent of the vote. NZ Election 2020: Jami-Lee Ross won't contest Botany electorate. Luxon still ahead in National stronghold Botany. 11:32pm: Maori Party co-leader Ngarewa-Packer has given her concession speech. Labour's Louise Upston wins Taupo, and Labour's Vanushi Walters wins Upper Harbour. The disgraced former National Party MP announced this morning that he will not be standing in Botany - the seat he has held since 2011. The Botany electorate extends from Cockle Bay in the north, down through Botany Downs and East Tāmaki, to Flat Bush in the south. The winning candidate in the 2017 election, Jami-Lee Ross (National Party), captured a majority (62.9%) of the 34,015 valid electorate votes cast for candidates in the Botany electorate. Special for ALL students...Save $10.00 off registration rates if you are a member of a Botanical Society of America Student Chapter. 11:09pm: National's Scott Simpson wins Coromandel by about 4200 votes. General electorate Auckland Central candidates. These heavyweight candidates for the Botany electorate will share their stories, outline their aspirations and set out why you should vote for them. He's let us down a lot over the years so, time to go I think," one man says - adding that Ross didn't have a chance of winning. Naisi Chen (Labour), Jami Lee-Ross (Advance NZ) and Christopher Luxon (National) will be answering questions from the public at the Botany Meet-the-Candidates evening on the rescheduled date of Tuesday September 29.

"Jami-Lee Ross himself said that Botany was turning into a three-way race. Conference registration fees help us cover the costs associated with providing specialized software systems, tech support, and the conference planning that are required to organize and serve up  Botany 2020 - Virtual! Meanwhile, Labour MP Kieran McAnulty says his dream has come true, after winning Wairarapa back from National. He wanted to continue being a strong advocate for Botany and the National Party, he said. Botany is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives.It was contested for the first time at the 2008 general election, and won by Pansy Wong for the National Party.Following Wong's resignation in late 2010, a by-election returned Jami-Lee Ross, who was confirmed by the voters in the 2011 general election.

The exact schedule is still online within the conference platform. "So we had to make a call, which one of us is the person who runs hard in an electorate seat, which one of us is the one who runs the campaign nationwide and brings the team together, so I'm effectively taking on that role. Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook; Share via email; Share on Reddit; Share on Linked In; Independent MP Jami-Lee Ross has announced he won't be standing in his Botany electorate this election. Labour's Rurawhe leading by more than 1000 votes in Te Tai Hauāuru with 98% of votes counted.

Election 2020: Jami-Lee Ross not contesting Botany seat. But, Labour won the electorate vote in the seat. Related News 'Emotional decision': Jami-Lee Ross won't contest Botany electorate

11:25pm: Kaye pays tribute to outgoing MP Tracey Martin and her work in the education space. Here's Judith Collins' concession speech and Jacinda Ardern's victory speech. Tangi Utikere retains Labour's seat in Palmerston North after Iain Lees-Galloway's exit. *An amateur botanist is one who is a Non-professional, non-academic individual with botanical interests. Labour's Michael Wood retains Mt Roskill. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook In recent polling, Swarbrick had been trailing behind both Labour's Helen White and National's Emma Mellow, though the numbers were always close. You can watch the coverage on TVNZ1, TVNZ OnDemand, and on 1 NEWS Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. Thank you for joining us. With Labour's landslide win, supporters were jubilant in the Auckland Town Hall tonight. Labour's Jamie Strange retains Hamilton East by a margin of 2000 votes. Get ready to vote. 11:52pm: Hehir says there are no permanent wins or loses in the election.

Peters avoided the media pack on his way out. Hehir says there's signs National voters have waited to cast their vote.

She says she'll give Auckland Central candidate Emma Mellow a hug toinght.

You will notice that our conference fees have been greatly reduced. Voters in Botany aren't too upset by the news.

11:11pm: Back to reporter Katie Bradford outside of NZ First's HQ. National's Simon Watts wins North Shore by nearly a near 4000 margin. 11:17pm: Still close in Whangārei - National's Reti ahead by 160 votes. Share this.

You can still register, join the conference and watch the recordings! But, the seat has also gone red for the party vote - the first time since the seat was created. Please read the Refund and Cancellation Policy. All members of the participating societies and qualify for the member rate. You can access the program book - but it may not be up to date. Advance NZ's partnership with the New Zealand Public Party is what Ross says prompted him to drop out of the botany race. He is also awaiting trial on electoral fraud charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office. I couldn't spend the time that was required to campaign effectively.

11:43pm: Kaye says National are losing "really, really great people". Morning Briefing Oct 19: Will Labour share power with the Greens? Naisi Chen (Labour), Jami Lee-Ross (Advance NZ) and Christopher Luxon (National) will be answering questions from the public at the Botany Meet-the-Candidates evening on the rescheduled date of Tuesday September 29. 11:50pm: Swarbrick wins Auckland Central.