1 Sep 2010

Fight goes on for super city Maori seats

10:02 am on 1 September 2010

Super city lobby group IHI says the appointment of co-founder Ngarimu Blair to the board of one of Auckland's council-owned organisations won't stop it fighting for Maori seats on the council itself.

IHI (Iwi Have Influence) spokesperson Helen Te Hira told Waatea News that just because organisations like IHI take to the streets to make their point, it doesn't mean members can't take up governance roles.

She says Mr Blair, who is Ngati Whatua o Orakei manager, will make a valuable contribution to the Auckland Waterfront Developement Agency.

Ms Te Hira says IHI plans a hui on 11 September to give people unhappy with the super city's structures a chance to have their say.