Councillors supporting separatism

This page lists Local Body Councillors who have voted in favour of race based legislation. Please contact us if you can assist with additional information or wish any details to be corrected.


AUCKLAND

 

Auckland Council

Auckland Council has a standing Independent Maori Statutory Board which promotes Maori issues in Auckland.

The following Councillors voted in 2017 to seek a law change to introduce a Maori ward or wards. This law change would allow the Council to avoid the provisions of the Local Electoral Act allowing a binding ratepayer poll on the matter.

Vote September 2017: 10 to 5 in principle in favour of a Maori ward. 

In principle in favour of separate Maori wards: 

Phil GOFF
Cathy CASEY
Efeso COLLINS
Chris DARBY
Alf FILIPAINA
Richard HILLS
Penny HULSE
John WALKER

John WATSON*
Mike LEE*
* in favour of separate Maori wards in conjunction with abolition of the Independent Maori Statutory Board.

 


WAIKATO

 

South Waikato District Council

Vote 23 November 2017: 10: 2 AGAINST separate Maori representation

In favour of separate Maori wards:

Aksel BECH
Lisa THOMSON


 

HAWKE'S BAY

 

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Council has a standing Maori Committee as well as 50: 50 co-governance of the Regional Planning Committee with iwi appointees enjoying full voting rights

Vote 15 November 2017: 5 to 4 AGAINST separate Maori representation

In favour of separate Maori wards: 

Rex GRAHAM (Chairman)
Neil KIRTON
Paul BAILEY
Rick BARKER

  

Napier City Council 

Vote 8th November 2017: 12 to 1 AGAINST separate Maori representation

In favour of separate Maori wards:

Maxine BOAG

 

Hastings District Council

Vote 28th March 2019 for Maori representatives with full voting rights on four standing Committees: 10:4 IN FAVOUR

In favour of unelected Maori representatives with voting rights:

Sandra HAZELHURST
Jacoby POULAIN
Henare O'KEEFE
Damon HARVEY
Wendy SCHOLLUM
Ann REDSTONE
Bayden BARBER
Eileen LAWSON
George LYONS
Tania KERR

 


 MANAWATU

 

Palmerston North City Council

Vote November 2017: Voted 11 to 4 in FAVOUR of separate Maori representation - overturned by poll of electors May 2018

In favour of separate Maori wards:

Tangi UTIKERE
Aleisha RUTHERFORD
Brent BARRETT
Duncan MCCANN
Gabrielle BUNDY-COOKE
Jim JEFFERIES
Lew FINDLAY
Lorna JOHNSON
Rachel BOWEN
Susan BATY
Vaughan DENNISON

 

Manawatu District Council

Vote 15 November 2017: Voted 6 to 4 in FAVOUR of separate Maori representation (2 abstentions) - overturned by poll of electors May 2018

In favour of separate Maori wards:

Helen WORBOYS
Alison SHORT
Hilary HUMPHREY
Phil MARSH
Barbara CAMERON
Shane CASEY


BAY OF PLENTY

 

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Vote November 2017: Voted 9 to 3 in FAVOUR of separate Maori representation  - overturned by poll of electors May 2018

In favour of separate Maori wards:

Garry WEBBER
David MARSHALL
Peter MACKAY
Mike WILLIAMS
Mark DEAN
John PALMER
Don THWAITES
John SCRIMGEOUR
Grant DALLY


CANTERBURY

 

Kaikoura District Council

Vote November 2017 Kaikoura District Council unanimously in FAVOUR  of separate Maori representation - overturned by poll of electors May 2018

In favour of separate Maori wards:

Winston GRAY
Julie HOWDEN
Craig MACKLE
Tony BLUNT
Lisa BOND
Celeste HARNETT
Derrick MILLTON
Neil PABLECHEQUE


Environment Canterbury (ECAN)

Vote in late 2018 in favour of the Canterbury Regional Council (Ngai Tahu Representation Bill) 2019. The Bill would have allowed Ngai Tahu to appoint two representatives with voting rights to full Council. This would be a profound breach of democracy. The Bill was opposed by National, New Zealand First and ACT and voted down in April 2019.

No break-down of the vote is available, however, no Councillor spoke out against the Bill.

Steve LOWNDES (Chairman)
Peter SCOTT
David CAYGILL
Rod CULLINANE
Tom LAMBIE
Claire MCKAY
Lan PHAM
Cynthia ROBERTS
Peter SKELTON
John SUNCKELL
CRANWELL (Ngai Tahu APPOINTEE)
Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM (Ngai Tahu APPOINTEE)


Jo LUXTON, Labour MP  (ECAN Representation Review - submission in favour of Ngai Tahu representation)
City Council  (ECAN Representation Review - submission in favour of Ngai Tahu representation)


OTAGO

 

Otago Regional Council

Vote May 2019: Voted 7 to 3 in FAVOUR of Ngai Tahu appointees with voting rights on the Policy Committee

In favour of Ngai Tahu appointees

Stephen WOODHEAD (Chairman)
Gretchen ROBERTSON (Deputy Chairwoman)
Michael DEAKER
Bryan SCOTT
Ella LAWTON
Trevor KEMPTON
Doug BROWN

All Councillors are members of the Policy Committee. Ngai Tahu will appoint two representatives, who will be paid at 20% of an elected Councillor's salary.


This page lists Local Body Councillors who have voted in favour of race based legislation. Please contact us if you can assist with additional information or wish any details to be corrected.

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