Urban Māori say two-seat allocation on Independent Māori Statutory Board is inequitable

Urban Māori say two-seat allocation on Independent Māori Statutory Board is inequitable

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Nominations for the Independent
Maori Statutory Board close today, but things are heating up
as Urban Maori say their two-seat allocation is inequitable
and will no longer be tolerated. Hania Douglas reports. Nominations for the Independent
Maori Statutory Board close today. There are nine members in total, seven of those represent
the 19 mana whenua, two represent urban Maori. 80% of Maori who reside in
Auckland are classed as urban Maori, or not having ties
to local iwi. Auckland alone represents
almost a quarter of the entire Maori population. We offered mana whenua a chance
to comment, but they were not at liberty
to talk. Mana whenua have only
been given a voice on the council board since the inception of the Independent Maori Statutory
Board in 2010 to advance the interests of Maori. He says NUMA would be prepared
to take the matter to court if necessary. Hania Douglas, Te Karere

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