Today, the results came in for the Palmerston North City Council referendum on whether to establish a Māori ward, and with 68% voting no, the results were overwhelmingly against. And, I think that just about does it for any councils ever voting in favour of Māori wards. While there are the Māori seats that Māori … Continue reading No chance of Maori wards
It was a members day on Thursday, meaning that members bills were drawn from the ballot, and one of those that was drawn was Rino Tirikatene’s entrenchment of the Māori seats bill. Entrenchment would mean that to get rid of the seat entirely, 75% of parliament has to vote in favour of getting rid of … Continue reading Entrenching the Maori seats?
In episode two of Meet the Newbies, I talk to former Hastings Mayor, and the new National MP for the Tukituki, Lawrence Yule, in a six minute podcast on the Hastings by-election, his focus on the environment, and his thoughts on the Māori electorates. COMING UP MONDAY: Deborah Russel, Labour New Lynn MP, on her … Continue reading Lawrence Yule – Meet the Newbies