May 11, 2017
MPs to vote on Maori ward change
A Green Party members bill proposing a new process for creating maori wards in local government has been drawn from the ballot.
Sponsor Marama Davidson says if passed, it will ensure that the establishment of both Maori and general wards and constituencies on district and regional councils follow the same legal process.
The bill was inspired by the work of former New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd, who unsuccessfully tried to establish a Maori ward in his district and has a petition before Parliament calling for this change.
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