25 Aug 2020

Tauranga Council votes to establish Māori ward

From Checkpoint, 6:16 pm on 25 August 2020

Tauranga City Council has narrowly voted in favour of establishing a Māori ward at the next local elections in 2022.

There was haka and applause in the public gallery as councillors voted 6 to 4 with one councillor abstaining, for the establishment of a single Māori ward.

They also voted eight to three in favour of giving tangata whenua representatives sitting on council committees voting rights.

Meriana Johnsen reports.