Supplementary Order Paper No 60

No 60

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill

Proposed amendments

Hone Harawira, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Part 1, Clause 3

To insert the following new paragraph (after line 11 on page 3):

  • (aa) to provide for Māori representation on the Auckland Council, as required under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Part 2, Clause 8(1)

To insert , and one Māori member after 2001 (on line 24 of page 4).

Part 2, Clause 8

To add the following new subsection (after line 27 on page 6):

  • (3) The Māori member must be elected by the Māori electors of Auckland.

Explanatory note

The Supplementary Order Paper amends the Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill to establish a Māori seat on the governing body of the Auckland Council. All Māori living in Auckland who are eligible to vote are able to participate in the election of the Māori member.