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Decision on race based seats should be referendum

Published: Fri 29 Sep 2017 11:43 AM
Decision on race based seats should be referendum
29 September 2017
Any decision to change the makeup of Auckland Council should be put to the people as a referendum, says the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance.
Jo Holmes, Spokesperson for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance says, "Auckland ratepayers already pay millions for the Māori Statutory Board to give Māori a voice at the Council table."
"If Māori seats are to be added into the mix, that decision should be up to Aucklanders not professional politicians."
ENDS

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