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nzherald.co.nz published this video item, entitled “Taupō mayor says Māori wards law change a landmark decision | Local Focus” – below is their description.
Taupō councillors voted to introduce Māori wards, like other councils around the North Island because the Local Government Law of 2002 requires councils to take into account the Treaty of Waitangi and its promises to Māori of rangatiratanga. But that law also allowed a majority vote by the public to veto Māori wards so they’ve almost never actually come about – until the law change removed the veto option.
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