Mean Westies Mean!

Tenei te mihi nui mai i te IHI (Iwi Have Influence) ki te Iwi i tautoko i a matou hei oranga mo tatou te iwi Maori, mai te porotehi ki te kaunihera o Waitakere i tautoko i ta tatou kaupapa i te mutunga.

Waitakere City Council Votes For Maori Representation on New Council



Waitakere City Councillors voted unanimously at last night’s Council meeting for Maori representation on the Super City Council. This position will form a key part of Waitakere’s submission to the Government on the proposed Supercity Bill.


Vocal protests were held during the Council meeting calling on the Councillors to support Maori seats in their submission.  Spokesperson for the protest Helen Te Hira of IHI (Iwi Have Influence) West said they were pleased with the outcome as the Council has moved from a draft position earlier of wanting only a Maori advisory board.


“Thousands of Westies joined last month’s Hikoi calling for Maori representation, Waitakere City demonstrated tonight that unlike the Government they are willing to listen to the call of their Community.”


Ka wikitoria tatou ka tutuki o tatou wawata mehemea ka whakakotahi tonu tatou

For further comment contact Helen Te Hira on 0210554969


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