over lack of Māori representation
Concerned parents of Pukekohe North School (Te Raki o Pukekohe) pupils have met to discuss what they say are issues over the school's board of trustees.
The school has roughly 80 per cent children of Māori heritage.
One mother, Raemon Mātene, has been fighting the board for more recognition of the needs of whānau Māori.
“My experience with the board has been around the lack of engagement with whānau, the lack of Māori representation around the table and the lack of any action to assist in supporting our whānau."
For two years this long-time resident of Pukekohe has been fighting the board over its 2019 processes for electing members to the board of trustees.
Her group claims some whānau votes weren't counted that year.
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