Māori Wards provide a way for Māori to contribute to decision-making and have representation at Council. The newly created Waipā District Council Māori Ward Councillor will represent Māori in our community so that our decision-making is fairer and more inclusive. The establishment of Māori Ward guarantees that Māori will be represented at Council.
Electors enrolled on the Māori electoral roll will vote for candidates standing for Māori ward. Similarly, electors enrolled on the general electoral roll will vote for candidates standing for general ward.
The Māori ward councillor elected will represent the entire Waipā district.
For more information on the Māori ward see here.