The Stratford Press reports:
New Plymouth District Council has voted in favour of establishing a Maori ward for the 2016 local body elections.
The decision yesterday afternoon makes it the first district council in New Zealand to have a Maori ward.
Moments after the historic decision was made, councillor John McLeod handed in his resignation, effective immediately.
“I cannot work in any environment that has a belief in separatist values, based on race, creed or religion,” the letter stated.
A principled stand by Horse.