18 May 2016

History: Maori representation on local bodies

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:25 pm on 18 May 2016

The issue has become a contentious one in recent weeks, after the Mayor of New Plymouth Andrew Judd claims he was spat at and shunned when he called for better Maori representation in local government. Professor Jacinta Ruru of Otago University's law faculty is the Co-Director of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga NZ's Maori Centre of Research Excellence. She discusses the history of Maori in local government.

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