May 17, 2016
Puketapu hapu member Grant Knuckey on Paakiwaha
New Plymouth is the racist centre of the universe at the moment but prejudice is everywhere says Grant Knuckey.
Despite having 3 Maori candidates looking to stand on the next local body elections who say there is no need for Maori seats on council Grant says some of our people are in denial.
He says it has been 3 years of no Maori profile on the council.
"They (NPDC) have not spoken to us or put in place what they are required to do in legislation, to have Maori represented in council. If nothing is done before the next elections it will be another 3 years without our statutory rights. There's a question or a case to answer in the high court", says Grant Knuckey.
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