to lead their cities identify major issues
The local government election was a big win for two newly-elected mayors who have become the first young wāhine Māori to lead their cities.
Tania Tapsell won the mayoralty in Rotorua with more than 6000 votes, twice as many as her closest opponent Fletcher Tabuteau.
The first-time mayor has been part of the Rotorua Lakes council since being elected nine years ago at the age of 21 - the youngest-ever councillor in Aotearoa at the time.
Link to article: First wāhine Māori elected to lead their cities identify major issues (msn.com)