Story: Ngā māngai – Māori representation

Māori representation on Auckland Council

In 2009 thousands of people marched down Auckland's Queen Street, protesting against a government decision to reject a royal commission's proposal for three Māori seats on the newly created Auckland 'super city' council. Instead, the government chose to establish a Māori statutory board to advise the new council on Māori issues.

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā māngai – Māori representation - Local body representation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

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