Māori wards advocate urges Northlanders not to vote

to stop Māori local body representation

A leading New Zealand Māori wards advocate is calling on Northlanders not to sign Democracy Northland's poll demand against these special council areas.

"Signing will simply mean becoming part of something that's taking away the right of Māori to have a place at the table," Andrew Judd, a former New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) Mayor, said.

Former Northland Regional Council (NRC) deputy chairman John Bain's Democracy Northland's campaign aims to get more than 6500 signatures demanding a poll on NRC's decision in favour of Māori constituencies to the council before Christmas. Nationally, such polls consistently overturn council decisions.

Link to article: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nor...


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