October 14, 2014
Deputy backs Maori measures
Auckland deputy mayor Penny Hulse says she would be happy to see specific Maori outcomes included in Auckland’s long term plan.
The plan for spending over the next 10 years is being developed now, and the Independent Maori Statutory Board is looking for a mechanism so they can see visible proof that it will improve the life of Maori living in the super city.
Ms Hulse says that fits in with elements like focusing on jobs for young people.
"For someone like me coming from west Auckland, strong Maori community, very young community, and a very diverse community, my sense is if we focus on what Maori are asking for and talking to us about, then that is going to be good for our entire community," she says.
Ms Hulse says the conclusion of the Tamaki Makaurau treaty settlements means there are now huge opportunities for Auckland Council to partner with Maori.
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