Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jun 30, 2021 4:20:14 GMT 12
TARANAKI REGIONAL COUNCIL SET TO LOSE ONE SOUTH TARANAKI REPRESENTATIVE WITH ESTABLISMENT OF MĀORI WARD
South Taranaki residents are set to lose one regional councillor when a Māori constituency is established at next year’s local body election.
At a full Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) meeting on Tuesday, members voted to accept recommendations from a representation review to establish a region-wide Māori ward while retaining the four general wards of New Plymouth, North Taranaki, Stratford and South Taranaki.
The number of elected members would remain at 11, including one member representing the Māori ward.
The South Taranaki ward would lose one member from the current three elected to the regional council because of the ratio between population to members.......