Waikato-Tainui support Te Arawa's call for Māori wards

  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

I whakaeke a Waikato-Tainui ki runga i Taheke Marae mō te poukai o Te Arawa, ā ko te kaupapa e pā ana ki nga tūru Māori ki runga i ngā kaunihera ā-rohe te kaupapa nui i wānangahia.

Neke atu i te rua tekau mā rua tau e hiahia ana a Te Arawa kia rangona kahatia i ngā reo Māori ki ngā taumata kawana o te hāpori.

Mauriora Kingi says, “Te Arawa Standing Committee was established in 1993 to discuss and manage issues pertaining to Te Arawa. 20 years has passed and the standing committee hasn't made much inroads.”

Ehara tēnei i te take hou, engari i whai takenga hou ki tēnei hui i te aronga mai a Waikato-Tainui ki tā Te Arawa hiahia, ara kia kimi huarahi ake kia whai reo a Māori ki nga tūru kaunihera

According to Tipa Mahuta, “In regard to Māori wards, that option was discussed by the community.”

George Haimona says, “Māori should have an input into the matter. We know Māori and Pākehā see things differently.”