Judd and Fox presenting at Māori Governance Hui

Press Release – Maori Council New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd and Mori Party Co-leader Marama Fox are the latest to join an exciting line up of speakers and presenters attending this weekends Te Tatau Pounamu Maori Governance and Representation Conference in Palmerston North.Judd and Fox presenting at Māori Governance Hui on 31 May 2015 New Plymouth Mayor Andrew Judd and Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox are the latest to join an exciting line up of speakers and presenters attending this weekend’s Te Tatau Pounamu Maori Governance and Representation Conference in Palmerston North. New Plymouth has been in the headlines recently for the overwhelming vote against Maori Wards in the region.  Mayor Andrew Judd has also made known his own principled stand to lay a complaint with the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for an issue he believes is fundamentally unfair. “The reasonable interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi is that you would have fifty-fifty representation around the table,” says Mr Judd. “We should be incorporating the Maori perspective around council tables, and ultimately that would mean up to half the representation each.”  He will be joined by Colleen Tuuta to discuss their experience with establishing Maori Wards in New Plymouth and what other communities can learn from their experience. Marama Fox has being protesting against the forced closure of Aboriginal Communities and has been cautioning the Government and community on...

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