In Parliament Tamati Coffey said:
It has been 20 years in the making and a whole lot of frustration, because Māori representation on local council has been dismal. In fact, because of the small provision, which enables 5 percent of the local voting constituency to be able to overturn what’s essentially, as the Race Relations Commissioner said, a racist piece of policy, a discriminatory piece of policy, actually because of that reason we have a lack of Māori being able to represent Māori at the decision-making table.
13.7% of the adult population are Maori and 13.5% of those elected to local authorities in 2019 are Maori.
Where are the fact checkers when we need them.