5 Feb 2024

LGNZ calls for govt to 'play fair' on Māori wards

From Morning Report, 6:52 am on 5 February 2024

Local Government New Zealand is calling on the government to "play fair" on Māori wards and constituencies.

LGNZ believes the coalition government's proposal to re-establish referendums on Māori wards and constituencies is unfair, unnecessary and not in the spirit of localism that National championed while it was on the campaign trail.

The agency has noted that there's no call for other kinds of wards, rural wards for instance, to be put to the vote.

LGNZ president Sam Broughton spoke to Corin Dann.