The Herald reports:
Hamilton Mayor Andrew King is proposing a name change for the city council to Kirikiriroa City Council.
His suggestion is in the mayor’s monthly report which will go to the council on Thursday.
“I have had a number of discussions with local iwi representatives, including King Tuheitia, about Hamilton being more culturally‐aware of our partnership with Maori,” King said.
“I believe a significant step in this process would be renaming [the ] council to Kirikiriroa City Council.”
The reaction from her followers was overwhelmingly negative, with some labelling it a waste of money.
Moves like this, combined with proposed huge rates increases, look to me like a good way to become a one term Mayor.