October 02, 2012
Council positive about Maori plan
Auckland’s Independent Maori Statutory Board has tabled its Maori Plan for Auckland, and Mayor Len Brown says the question now is what gets implemented and when.
The 30 year plan includes where the council is being asked to take a role in areas outside its legal responsibilities, such as advocacy of Te Reo Maori.
But Mr Brown says the council is now looking at the details.
“There was general comfort with the plan and agreement that it was great that the Independent Maori Statutory Board developed the plan, resented it to us in the appropriate way, did so with a degree of humility but also pride and firmness, that these were the general principles and directions that they felt that Maori were looking for positive gains in the months and years and decades ahead and with a lot of good will around the table that we will work towards that,” Mr Brown says.