Protest Today at Waitakere City Council – they don’t want Maori seats!

 

E nga iwi, e nga reo, e nga rangatira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.
 
He protehi tenei na matou ki te tino kuare me te porangi o te kaunihera o Waitakere.  He mahi nanakia nei ki te iwi Maori.
 
Waitakere City Council has decided not to include in their submission (on behalf of all residents within Waitakere City) Maori seats at the governance level.  Instead they have proposed that a Maori forum be established, which is the same as we have today and ineffective for a SuperCity Model.
 
IHI (Iwi Have Influence) West  is contacting Bob Harvey for speaking rights at the Council meeting to restate our kaupapa on Mana Whenua and Maori representation and insist that Waitakere City Council include this as part of their submission.  Council needs to recognise the many West Auckland communities that joined the hikoi to support the inclusion of 3 guaranteed Mana Whenua and Maori Seats…
 
Please join us in a rally to lobby the Councillors to include guaranteed Mana Whenua and Maori representation in their submission.
 
Wednesday 24th June 2009
5.30pm
Waitakere City Council
6 Henderson Valley Road
Henderson
Mauria mai to kaha me to reo ki te tutuki pai i nga wawata o nga iwi.

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