April 15, 2014
Historic sitting for Auckland Council
Auckland Council will hold its monthly meeting at Orakei Marae on Thursday.
Mayor Len Brown says it’s a first for the council, and he’s looking forward to what will be an historic occasion.
He says the super-city has a unique way to interact with Maori.
"What I think it means is that at this time of real history for tangata whenua in Tamaki Makaurau, that it’s timely the relationship with the Independent Maori Statutory Board and all of those changes should be reflected and recognised. Mostly it’s about really cementing, acknowledging, reflecting the relationship and respecting the very significant and special role of the original people of our land," Mr Brown says.
He is looking forward to next month’s passing of settlement legislation that will create new roles and relationships with the 19 iwi in the Tamaki Makaurau Collective.
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