Maori wards - Councillors supporting separatism

This page lists Local Body Councillors who have voted in favour of separate Maori wards. 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
Mike LEE
John WALKER
John WATSON

 


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

 


  

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 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

 


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


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

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