February 04, 2022
Council te reo Māori strategy ready for new hands
Wellington Councillor Jill Day says it’s time to pass on the baton.
The first ever wahine Māori woman elected to the council is standing down after two years.
She rates as one of the highlights of her six years in the job the drive for the council’s Te Tauihu policy to make Wellington a te reo Māori city by 2040.
She’s confident there are others who will continue the fight for more Māori at the decision making table.
“There will be people there who will be able to drive this forward and partly I feel it’s important to step aside and let people bring their things to it, not just me always directing as I think because these are just initial steps and I know other people will come in with fantastic and creative ways to make sure we further this,” Councillor Day says