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    Former council candidate taking legal action to reclaim seat

    Māori journalist Hinerangi Goodman is pushing to reclaim her seat on council by asking the public to help fund her legal fees through Givealittle. The former candidate for the Murupara/Galatea ward claims her spot was unfairly contested after her name was drawn out of a hat and then sworn in.

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    Minister for Local Government- “I need to look at the legislation to correct this issue”

    Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta says, a recount after a member is officially elected onto council is “concerning”. This comes after Councillor Alison Silcock was controversially reinstated as the councilor for the Murupara-Galatea ward, after a recount had her one vote ahead of former broadcaster Hinerangi Goodman. 

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    Former journalist feels stabbed in the back by election recount

    A veteran Māori Journalist was reduced to tears after her controversial victory to a local body position has been challenged by the person she beat. 

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    Councilor Toi Iti refuses to 'be that token Māori at the table'

    Toi Iti, son of the famous Tūhoe Activist Tame Iti doesn’t want to end up being the ‘token Māori’ after he was sworn into the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.    

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    Whakatāne election tie to be decided by hat draw

    The Galatea-Murupara ward of the Whakatane District Council election race is still ongoing and in doubt despite the release of the official election results. Two candidates have drawn an equal amount of votes both Hinerangi Goodman and Alison Silcock received 262 votes each in the final and official election results count.

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    Different boards, same problem- All lack diversity

    Local bodies do not reflect the cultural diversity of the communities they represent, several local body leaders and candidates have told Te Ao with Moana.  

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    Gone no address- voting packs returned to sender

    Thousands of people stand to miss out on voting in upcoming local elections after their enrolment update packs were returned marked "gone no address".

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    Four Māori Labour candidates in Papakura Local Board race

    The four Māori candidates running for the Papakura Local Board in 2019 are hoping to encourage more Māori to get into local government.

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    Local govt reps want more rangatahi on councils

    Younger regional council representatives want more young people to run in local body elections.  They say diversity is needed, with 94 percent of councillors nationwide over the age of 40.

  10. Video for Koro struggles to make ends meet
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    Koro struggles to make ends meet

    With $40 left in his pocket to last him until next pension day, one Tūākau kaumātua is facing financial hardship due to an increase to his rent by $26 per week.

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