Tag Archives: Maori Wards

Maori wards are not the same as geographic wards — Kiwiblog

The media are running countless stories on the push to take away from the public the right to decide if their Council should or should not have Maori wards. The latest is at Stuff which quotes five different people who all believe the public should have no say on whether a Council has Maori wards…

via Maori wards are not the same as geographic wards — Kiwiblog

Do You Want Your Councillors to Oppose Maori Wards? — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trusthobsonspledge.nz Three more Northland councils will vote in the next few days on whether to introduce Maori wards so now is the time for you to email councillors to explain why such wards are racist and not wanted. The Kaipara District Council will vote on a Maori ward on Wednesday, October 28, the…

via Do You Want Your Councillors to Oppose Maori Wards? — The BFD

Māori wards and democracy — Your NZ

Five regions have had or are having referendums on whether they should have Māori wards. Councils have decided to introduce wards but referendums have been forced. Palmerston North result: 68.7% AGAINST the establishment of a Māori ward or wards for Palmerston North City Council 30.88% FOR the establishment of a Māori ward or wards for […]

via Māori wards and democracy — Your NZ

Greens want to dump referendums so they can force separate Māori wards — Your NZ

Several local bodies have failed in their attempts to impose Māori wards on their constituencies, with voters initiating petitions forcing referendums that subsequently voted strongly against separate democratic privileges – see Māori wards and democracy. Undeterred by determination through the current democratic process, Green co-leader Marama Davidson is promoting “a movement” for “Māori wards right across […]

via Greens want to dump referendums so they can force separate Māori wards — Your NZ

When are politicians going to learn voters don’t want separate Maori wards? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Another vote, another predictable result. The only people surprised by this outcome are the wombles who put up the proposal for Maori wards in the first place. Quote: Palmerston North people have spoken and more than two-thirds who voted were in opposition to creating separate Māori wards. Results from a binding poll came in on Saturday…

via When are politicians going to learn voters don’t want separate Maori wards? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Don Brash on Maori wards in Auckland — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Don Brash has an opinion piece at the NZ Herald on Auckland Council’s dalliance with Maori wards: With the Auckland Council voting in favour of a Maori ward – and seeking a legislative change to bypass the inconvenience of having to get the agreement of Auckland citizens – nobody seems to be asking what such…

via Don Brash on Maori wards in Auckland — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media