15 Sep 2010

Suffrage Day marked by ministry

6:03 am on 15 September 2010

The Ministry of Women's Affairs has celebrated Suffrage Day by creating an online resource about the role of wahine Maori in the fight for women to vote.

Chief executive Rowena Phair says it's based on the book Maori Women and Vote by Tania Rangiheuea, which was published by Huia in 1993, but is now out of print.

She told Waatea News that by putting highlights on the ministry's website, a new generation can access the work.