Another mayor who doesn’t believe in democracy

via 3 news

via 3 news

Far North residents have voted against establishing Maori Wards for the next two District Council elections.

More than 13,000 people (35 per cent of those elegible to vote) had their say on the issue and over 9000 people were against the proposal to create a ward for the 2016 and 2019 elections.

A total of 31.5 per cent were in favour of creating a ward.

Far North Mayor John Carter says the result doesn’t change the Council’s commitment to Maori and will be exploring a number of other possible “non-electoral representation options”.

“There are a number of options available, including the establishment of a M?ori standing committee, representation on standing committees of Council through to advisory board appointments,” says Mr Carter.

“Well, listen, you may have voted not to have Maori wards, but, but, I’m going to find ways to do the same thing and get Maori involved by appointing people personally. ?Stuff youz guys”

What’s the point of having a vote and then having your elected officials run off and do their own thing anyway?

The people of the Far North said they didn’t want specific Maori representation. ?Way to go John.

Another example of why we need recall elections for local body politicians.


– One News