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Mahuta says government will consider legislating Māori Council seats

By Mānia Clarke

The Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta says the government will consider legislating Māori seats on councils in the future. This follows the latest resolution by the Whakatāne District Council to establish one or more Māori Wards.

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Shane Jones a top option should Winston Peters step down - Richard Prosser, NZ First

By Talisa Kupenga

While MPs remain tight-lipped about whether an announcement is expected today for who will form the next government, outgoing New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser floated three names tipped to potentially replace Winston Peters should he step down from his party's leadership.

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Whangarei to host a special by-election

By Dean Nathan

A special by-election is to take place in the Whangarei District Council after the councillor for Denby Ward, Jayne Golightly was forced to resign when it was confirmed that she was not a New Zealand citizen.  Election Services have confirmed it's the first case of its kind they've had to deal with.