RANGITĀNE O WAIRAU WELCOMES NELSON CITY COUNCIL DECISION ON MĀORI WARD
Rangitāne o Wairau have today welcomed and commended the unanimous decision of Nelson City Council to establish a Māori ward within the City.
Rangitāne o Wairau General Manager Corey Hebberd says “today’s decision represents a commitment by Council to ensure iwi Māori representation at the Council table on the same terms as other councillors”
“The decision to establish a Māori ward is a start and an advancement on the status quo — and whilst it doesn’t represent true partnership, we are heartened by the move in this direction”
“The addition of a Māori ward will bring more diversity and better outcomes for Māori and indeed, the entire community”
For further information, contact Corey Hebberd, General Manager, Rangitāne o Wairau, 03 578 6180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org