October 27, 2023
Hikitia Ropata | Wellington Treaty Committee Chair
Greater Wellington will establish a Māori constituency for the 2025 local government elections following a decision at the council yesterday.
It has the unanimous support of Greater Wellington’s mana whenua partners: Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki, Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Taranaki Whānui ki te Ūpoko o te Ika, Rangitāne ō Wairarapa and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa.
Greater Wellington’s Te Tiriti o Waitangi Kōmiti chair Hikitia Ropata the regional council’s first elected Māori councillor spoke with Dale about this achievement.