Kaupapa: Politics

Local Council elctions Māori candidates putting in the hard yards

  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Kua timata te rēhi mō ngā kōwhiringa pōti ā-rohe, ā, e kawe ana ētahi o ngā kaitono Māori i te mānuka, me te wawata nui, kia whai tūranga ki runga i ngā poari hapori, e kitea ai te mātatorutanga o te hunga Māori ki Tāmaki Makaurau.

Ko Wiremu Flavell anahe te Māori e noho ana hei mema mō te poari hapori o Henderson-Massey. Inaianei, e toru anō ngā kaitono, e hiahia ana ki te whai i tētahi tūranga ki tōnā taha.

Hei tā Wiremu Flavell (Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Maniapoto)

"I believe that the local board needs to truly represent the diversity of Henderson-Massey, therefore we have four participants for Labour Henderson-Massey team striving for the eight places"

Ko tā Tiaria Fletcher (Te Arawa), “I want to have a place and I want to have a space where we can stop talking about what's wrong with Māori. But actually provide a space for Māori to come in and be a part of the solution.”

Paula (Te Arawa), “All of these decisions at a local board level impact on our people, whether we know it or not, so for the four of us we are just wanting things to be brought to those local board meetings that Maori will view will be considered.”

Ko Henderson-Massey tētahi o ngā kainga e kitea ai te iwi Māori, ka mutu, ko Manurewa Papakura te kainga nui rawa mō ngāi Māori noho taone.

Hoino, e mea ana te kaitono mō te poari hapori o Manurewa-Papakura a Rangi McLean, ka mimiti te kaha o te pōti, ina hoki rā te tokomaha o ngā kaitono Māori ka tū ki takiwa pōti kōtahi.

Hei tā Rangi McLean Kaitono, Manurewa-Papakura, “Pena ka tū mai tētahi atu Māori, āe, kāhore e kore ka pērāhia. Ka tōia ērā o ngā pōti Māori pēnā ka tū rātou o rātou kaitautoko ki te pōti mō rātou.”

He mema a McLean mō te rōpū Manurewa Action Team. I riro i te tīmā nei ngā tūranga katoa o te poari hapori o Manurewa-Papakura i te tau poti kua hipa, ā, e tūmanako nui ana a McLean ka riro mai i a ia he tūranga mā taua tīkiti.

Ko tā McLean, “Te āhuatanga pai o tērā āhuatanga, me kī, ka tāea te pōti ā-rōpū te nuinga o ngā pōti ā-rohe nei.”

Ka kapi ngā pōti hei te poupoutanga o te rā ā te tuawaru o Oketopa.