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Māori wards

Napier's Māori wards consultation is now closed.  Thank you for taking the time to make a submission.

E whakaaro ana mātau mēnā me whakatū rānei ngā rohe pōti Māori ki Ahuriri. I mua i tā mātau whakatau i tēnei take ā te Oketopa, kai te hia rongo mātau i ō whakaaro.

Ka noho tahi ngā rohe pōti Māori ki ngā rohe pōti whānui i tētahi tāone, rohe rānei. Nā konā i taea nei te tautapahia o tētahi māngai ki te kaunihera ā-rohe e te hunga kei te rārangi pōti Māori . He āhua ōrite nei ngā rohe pōti Māori ki ngā tūru Māori ki te Pāremata.

Ko te whāinga o ngā rohe pōti Māori he whakaū i te wāhi ki ngā māngai Māori i roto i ngā rangatōpū ā-rohe.

Kua puta ngā panonitanga a te Kāwanatanga kia riro mā ngā kaunihera ā-rohe anō e whakatau mēnā rānei ka whai rohe pōti Māori tōna tāone, tōna rohe rānei. E kōrerorero tahi ana mātau ki tō mātau hapori i mua i tā mātau whakatau i tēnei take.

E rima tau ki muri te rongotanga ōkawa whakamutunga i te hapori mō ngā rohe pōti Māori ki Ahuriri. He mea nui kia rangona ngā whakaaro o te hapori katoa ināianei, i mua i tā mātau whakatau i tēnei take ka pā nui mai nei ki a tātau.

Kua whitu wiki nei mātau e kōrerorero ana ki te hapori kia piki ai te mōhio mō ngā rohe pōti Māori me tana pānga ki Ahuriri, e takatū ai tō tātau hapori ki te tuku i ngā whakaaro i mua i te whakatau. Mō ētahi whakamārama atu anō e pā ana ki ngā rohe pōti Māori, tēnā, pānuitia atu tā mātau Puka Whakamārama me ngā Pātai Auau. Me haramai rānei ki tētahi o ā mātau hui ā-hapori, tukuna mai he karere rānei.


We are considering whether or not we should establish Māori wards in Napier. Before we make a decision in October, we want your feedback.

Māori wards sit alongside general wards in a city or a district. They allow voters on the Māori roll to elect a representative to their local council. Māori wards work in a similar way to Māori seats in Parliament. 

The aim of Māori wards is to make sure Māori are represented in local government decision making.

The Government has made changes to let local councils decide whether or not to have Māori wards in their city or district. Before we make this decision we want to hear from you.

The last time we heard formally from the community about Māori wards for Napier was five years ago, it’s important to hear from everyone in our community now before we make a decision that will affect all of us.

We have spent the last few months engaging with the community to build knowledge around Māori wards and what they would mean for Napier, so that our community is in the best position to give their feedback before a decision is made. If you would like more information about Māori wards, we encourage you to read through our Fact Sheet and FAQs, come along to one of our community hui or send us a message


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