Story: Ngā māngai – Māori representation

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

In October 2004 Bay of Plenty Regional Council became the first regional council to establish dedicated Māori seats. In 2011 the Māori councillors were Tipene Marr (back row, right), Raewyn Bennett (front row, second from left) and Tai Eru (front row, third from right).

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā māngai – Māori representation - Local body representation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 October 2023)

Story by Rawiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016