Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jun 16, 2021 3:25:28 GMT 12
MĀORI WARDS FOR KING COUNTRY? THERE'S A DELAY
A wrong decision and poor advice have been blamed for Waitomo District Council pushing Māori wards on the council out to the 2025 election.
“I think what happened in August was there was an error in the previous resolution of the previous council, and we corrected an error,” mayor John Robertson said.
“The facts as I understand it is, we cannot introduce Māori wards. We passed the legal deadline for that, but we can, if it’s the will of the iwi and the council, make that change for the 2025 election.”....
REPRESENTATION REVIEW COINCIDES WITH MĀORI WARD DECISION
Nelsonians are being asked to have their say on how the council will be made up – including how many wards it might have and how many councillors there might be.
On Friday Nelson City Council opened its public consultation on its Shape Nelson page, in the form of an 11-question survey. A hardcopy of the survey is also available at Civic House and in public libraries.
Some questions are centred on the ward system, thanks to the changes that will follow the council’s resolution to adopt the Māori Ward system for its next election.....