scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 01:30 am

Wellington City Council Votes For Māori Ward

Wellington City Council Votes For Māori Ward
Wellington City Council has today agreed to take the next steps toward creating a Māori Ward at the 2022 council elections. The Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee voted 12-3 to support the creation of a Māori Ward - a vote welcomed by ...

Scoop i Regional Wellington City Council Votes For Māori Ward Wellington City Council has today agreed to take the next steps toward creating a Māori Ward at the 2022 council elections.The Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee voted 12-3 to support the creation of a Māori Ward - a vote welcomed by Committee Chair Jill Day who has driven the process to make a Māori Ward a reality in Wellington.Cr Day (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) says a Māori Ward “is one way that we can ensure Māori are always represented at the Council table.“Wellingtonians have been very supportive in honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a Māori Ward is another step in addressing the wrongs of the past and making good, inclusive, decisions for Wellington’s future.

” Today’s meeting agreed in principle to establish the Māori ward at the next triennial election (2022) subject to consideration of feedback from the community.A decision to establish a Māori ward will require the Council to hold a representation review before next year’s triennial election.

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