Post by Kiwi Frontline on May 25, 2021 5:50:55 GMT 12
MĀORI WARD DECISION 'NOT GUARANTEED' AND LEGISLATION STILL NEEDED, SAYS EX-NEW PLYMOUTH MAYOR ANDREW JUDD
The decision by the four Taranaki councils to approve Māori wards is not the end of the process, a former mayor who lost his political career for championing the cause has warned.
“Don’t think that by any stretch of the imagination that by having established a Māori ward seat it means we have arrived at our destination,” said Andrew Judd. “It’s actually only part of the journey.
“Not to put a damper on this, but we need perspective. This decision can still be overturned every six years. It’s part of representation reviews, so it’s not guaranteed.”…..