11 May 2024

Ria Hall on her bid for the Tauranga Mayoralty

From Māpuna, 12:40 pm on 11 May 2024

Tauranga has been without an elected council for four years and earlier this week singer-songwriter Ria Hall put her hat in the ring for the position of Mayor. Those elected this year will serve for four years instead of three, before Tauranga rejoins the national three-year cycle in 2028. Alongside her recent mayoral candidacy announcement she speaks about another kaupapa close to her, a short documentary It takes a Kāinga addressing the issue of suicide among Maori Māmā.