Supplementary Order Paper No 58

No 58

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill

Proposed amendment

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

Part 2, Clause 8

To insert the following new subsection (after line 32 on page 6):

  • (4) Candidates for the position of mana whenua representative member must sign a declaration that they whakapapa to the iwi or hapū who exercise mana whenua in the Auckland region, and must be elected by the Māori electors of Auckland.

Explanatory note

The Supplementary Order Paper amends the Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill to establish two mana whenua representative seats on the governing body of the Auckland Council. It meets the minimum requirements of mana whenua representation expressed by the iwi of Ngāti Whātua and Tainui, who exercise mana whenua in Auckland, and enables all Māori living in Auckland who are eligible to vote to participate in their election.