21 Jan 2019

Older Pakeha dominate submissions to Auckland Council

From Morning Report, 6:15 am on 21 January 2019

The voices of younger, poorer and ethnically diverse communities in Auckland are being drowned out by older, wealthier, Pakeha residents, an RNZ investigation has found. The 26-thousand submissions made on Auckland Council's long-term 2050 Plan were dominated by Pakeha in particular - even in areas of the city where they're a minority. Auckland Council's manager of engagement, Kenneth Aiolupotea says the council ran about a hundred consultations last year and minority groups do get involved when they can see a direct effect on them.