These muppets never give in, it is bad enough in Auckland having unelected Maori board members lording it over us all, but now the Mayor of New Plymouth is proposing that all councils have 50% of council seats allocated to Maori.
It is breathtaking racism and wonky thinking.
I doubt he will be mayor for long.
New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd has taken his fight for Maori representation a step further, calling for a law change so up to half of all councillors in New Zealand are Maori.
Judd, already fighting critics over his council’s plans to create a Maori ward, believes there should be more Maori representation across the country to better reflect the Treaty of Waitangi.
“The reasonable interpretation of the Treaty is that you would have fifty-fifty representation around the table,” Judd said.
“We should be incorporating the Maori perspective around council tables, and ultimately that would mean up to half the representation each.”Â Read more »