A bill which would guarantee Ngāi Tahu two seats on future Environment Canterbury (ECan) councils is struggling to gain support in Parliament.
Labour says it is doing the numbers this week to see if it can get the apparently faltering Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill across the line for its first reading in the House.
However, the local bill will not get NZ First backing.
This is interesting.
Labour have spent six years saying it is an outrage that some of the Ecan Councillors are appointed. They vowed to immediately go back to a 100% elected model.
But then the moment they’re in, they say they do want some appointed Crs to remains – but only from Ngai Tahu.