15 Oct 2010

Maori representation in Auckland must be ASAP - Lee

8:35 pm on 15 October 2010

Former local government minister Sandra Lee says Auckland Council must act immediately to provide for Maori representation.

Ms Lee, who served on Auckland City Council during the previous amalgamations in 1989, says a lot of the new mayor's support came from Maori, particularly in south Auckland.

She says the council needs to make a clear commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and start work on implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance for Maori seats.