Yes to a Māori ward

Former New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd comforts current councillor Sam Bennett after the NPDC vote to set up a Māori ward. Taranaki Daily News photo

So-called democratic rights have failed to give Māori iwi a voice at the New Plymouth District Council’s top table, so a ward is the only option left.

Stuff/Daily News column for August 8, 2020

About Jim Tucker

Supposed to be retired, after quitting journalism teaching in 2013 (after 25 years, preceded by 22 years as a newspaper journalist and editor), but find myself busier than ever with various book projects, advising law firms, and writing articles for magazines like North & South and Live.
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