February 09, 2015
Maori say sought on long term plan
Maori in Tamaki Makaurau are being asked for their input on Auckland’s Long Term Plan, the budget up to 2025.
Ackland Council’s Maori strategy manager, Johnnie Freeland, says for those who don’t want to put pen to paper there will be a series of ‘have your say’ events over the next two months.
He says as well as the 19 mana whenua iwi, the council wants to hear from Maori from all the other iwi who make the city the world’s largest Maori city.
Mr Freeland says the mayor has set three priorities.
"Maori signature events, and we had some over the weerkend wiith the celebrations of Waitangi Day; Marae development, so we have over 50 marae across Tamaki Makaurau so how do we address the needs of our marae in becoming key centres for our communities; and another topical area is around housing so how do we enable papakainga development across Tamaki Makaurau," he says.
There will be regional hui at Te Mahurehure Marae in Pt Chevalier on February 17 and Manurewa Marae on March 11 and a hui for mana whenua at the Auckland Town Hall on March 16.
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