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Author: Dal Minogue

Māori representation on TCDC

The recent decision on Māori representation by the TCDC, led by Mayor Len Salt, is in my opinion a fatal mistake that will throw out the balance of fair community representation. I say that because of my experience not only as a past TCDC Councillor, but as a past WRC Councillor (which had two Māori Councillors) and a past member of the Hauraki Gulf Forum (which had 5 Māori representatives). So here is my take. Such Māori representation ends up being to the extreme environmental left of bona fide ‘greenies’ – until a quid pro quo is paid to the leadership of a tribe...

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