Post by Kiwi Frontline on May 26, 2021 4:33:06 GMT 12
MĀORI SEATS A STEP TO 50-50 POWER SHARE, SAYS FORMER TARANAKI MAYOR
Seats for Māori on all Taranaki councils is just a first step to full power-sharing, says the former New Plymouth mayor who pushed for Māori wards.
“I’m now asking you to truly step up and actually mandate true partnership around every council – actually around every community public entity. Fifty-fifty, there is no other way the partnership can work. Fifty-fifty. Until we get there, until you mandate true partnership with Māori, nothing will truly change.”
“It’s very little to do with a Māori ward seat. This is about challenging the Pākehā system that was created to maintain control over Māori. This is about racism: Pākehā racism towards Māori.”......