It appears that the Maori activist movement is not content with their exclusive seats in parliament and own ministry. Nor are the numerous committees, advisory boards, and other manufactured jobs for their cronies enough either. Their next power grab is now local government with the push for Maori wards.
For example the New Plymouth District Council’s policy committee recommended council establish two Maori wards in the New Plymouth district in time for the 2013 elections. The two dedicated Maori wards would come at the expense of two of the current 14 general wards.
This attempt to establish positions of power within the local government has been pushed by advocates like Peter Moeahu, a representative of Te Atiawa iwi and a former member of the council’s Maori committee.
Also the council's discussion of Maori wards comes at the request of the Race Relations Commissioner and the Human Rights Commission.
Not only is the New Plymouth district council the victim of this agenda but also the Nelson City Council and the Rotorua District Council.
Council’s in Waikato and the Bay of Plenty have already set up separate representation. In the Bay of Plenty regional council’s case as far back as 2001 with three Maori seats.
If central governments record of appeasing Maori MPs with targeted funding for social programs and quotas for Maori is anything to go by then its going to get a lot worse for White New Zealanders. Not only are White taxpayers sent to the back of the queue when it comes to government services but now White rate payers are going to get stiffed as well.
Nelsen vote against Maori ward
Maori seats to meet resistance
Mike Butler: Abolish Race Relations Commissioner
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From Radio New Zealand : News : National : Law change on Maori representation urged - 20 May 2012:
"Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres says the provision of Maori seats on local councils should not be decided by a public vote.
Nelson voters rejected a proposal that a dedicated Maori ward be established, despite the city council itself supporting the move.
Commissioner Joris de Bres says says the law should be changed so Maori seats are a right, rather than subject to a vote of the majority...
...Joris de Bres says he will lobby for the change during the review being carried out of New Zealand's constitution.
Of the 15,487 votes received in the binding Nelson poll, 79% opposed the move. Special votes have yet to be counted."
A glance at the membership of the constitutional review advisory panel would suggest that they may well be more receptive to Joris de Bres proposals than the New Zealand people themselves:
"John Burrows, QC, a law commissioner, and former Ngai Tahu chairman Sir Tipene O'Regan.
Former New Zealand netball captain Bernice Mene, lawyer and former Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin, former New Plymouth Mayor Peter Tennent, journalist and former MP Deborah
Coddington, former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen, Maori researcher Leonie Pihama, former Cabinet Minister John Luxton, Te Kura Kaupapa teacher Hinurewa Poutu, Waikato
University Pro Vice-Chancellor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, and Waitangi Tribunal member Ranginui Walker."