11 Mar 2021

Wellington City councillor on Māori ward vote

From Midday Report, 12:47 pm on 11 March 2021

Wellington has made the first step towards introducing Māori wards, with the City Council this morning voting to enter into a consultation process with local Māori.

Councils around the country are pondering whether to add Māori wards of their own, after the government pushed through changes to the law that mean the existence of the wards can't be put to a local referendum

Jill Day is the Wellington City councillor leading the charge on the creation of the ward

She spoke to Māni Dunlop.