Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 14, 2021 3:59:42 GMT 12
KAWERAU VOTES TO NOT ESTABLISH MĀORI WARDS
Kawerau District Council will not be establishing Māori wards at the next elections.
Many councils have voted to establish Māori wards, including Whakatāne District Council, after the Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta removed the right for voters to overturn councils' decisiond earlier this year.
At the extraordinary council meeting yesterday, councillor Aaron Rangihika said he believed the council had broad representation already including people of Māori, Pacifica, and European descent on the council.......
Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 14, 2021 4:02:01 GMT 12
CONSULTATION ON CHANGES TO MĀORI WARD AND MĀORI CONSTITUENCY PROCESSES
Public consultation is now open on proposed changes for aligning the processes for Māori wards and constituencies with general wards and constituencies. Consultation closes on 27 August 2021.
Councils make decisions about Māori wards and general wards in two different ways depending on what type of ward they are considering. Having two different processes can be confusing. We want to know how the separate processes can be brought closer together to make it easier for councils to make decisions about how communities are represented, and so everyone understands how the system works.
We have identified six key differences between the Māori wards and general wards process that we are consulting on:....
Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 14, 2021 4:06:33 GMT 12
ICC TO DISCUSS RUNAKA REPRESENTATION ON COMMITTEES
Invercargill city councillors will today discuss the establishment of mana whenua roles in council committees.
A report by legal counsel Michael Morris recommended Waihopai Runaka and Te Runanga o Awarua to each have one representative with voting rights on the performance, policy and partnerships committee and infrastructural services committee.
Waihopai Runaka have mana whenua status for, broadly speaking, the Invercargill city area and Te Runanga o Awarua the Awarua area, including Bluff.....