Vot­ers can still have ward poll

South Taranaki Star - - STARS PAST - MIKE WAT­SON

Taranaki re­gional coun­cil­lors have voted against es­tab­lish­ing a Ma¯ ori ward at the next lo­cal body elec­tions but left open the op­por­tu­nity for a pub­lic poll on the mat­ter if more than five per cent of elec­tors de­mand it.

In Au­gust the coun­cil in­tro­duced six per­ma­nently ap­pointed iwi rep­re­sen­ta­tives to coun­cil stand­ing com­mit­tees in ac­cor­dance with Treaty of Wai­tangi set­tle­ments with three iwi, Nga¯ ru­ahine, Te Ati­awa and Taranaki.

There was also op­por­tu­ni­ties for con­sul­ta­tion be­tween Ma¯ori and coun­cil staff, the meet­ing heard on Tues­day.

Te Ka¯hui o Taranaki chief ex­ec­u­tive Whare­hoka Wano said eight Taranaki iwi were fully in­volved in the ap­point­ment of the six iwi mem­bers on the re­gional coun­cil com­mit­tees.

‘‘We are pleased that these ap­pointees are able to speak on be­half of tan­gata whenua here in Taranaki,’’ he said.

Taranaki Re­gional Coun­cil had voted three times in the lead up to lo­cal elec­tions in 2003, 2005 and 2011 not to have a Ma¯ ori con­stituency.

Long serv­ing re­gional coun­cil­lor Tom Cloke said the is­sue had been dis­cussed fully on the pre­vi­ous oc­ca­sions and pub­lic polls had shown there was not a high de­mand to have sep­a­rate Ma¯ ori wards in­tro­duced.

A poll in 2015 un­der­taken by the New Ply­mouth District Coun­cil showed 17 per cent sup­ported Ma¯ ori con­stituen­cies be­ing es­tab­lished, and 83 per cent were against it. The poll at­tracted 25,338 votes, or 45 per cent of el­i­gi­ble elec­tors.

Taranaki Re­gional coun­cil­lor Don­ald McIn­tyre said an­other poll may pro­duce sim­i­lar re­sults.

‘‘It may not be money well in­vested to have an­other poll,’’ he said.

The re­gional coun­cil is bound by the Lo­cal Elec­toral Act, as part of the rep­re­sen­ta­tion re­view, to con­sider whether to es­tab­lish Ma¯ori con­stituen­cies two years out from the next lo­cal body elec­tions. An­other Nor­manby boy has laid down his life for his King and Coun­try. Pri­vate John Frei, sec­ond son of the late Mr and Mrs E Frei was killed in ac­tion dur­ing the re­cent se­vere fight­ing in France. The de­ceased sol­dier was born and ed­u­cated in Nor­manby and was a fine stamp of colo­nial.

At the Movies: Opera House – In the Trenches (Gal­lipoli, Messines and Ypres).

A farewell so­cial was held for Pri­vates McCracken, Barr and David­son at the Ka­puni Hall.

Mr A H Arthur re­ceived word that his son Sec­ond Lieu­tenant N A Arthur went away with the main body and af­ter staff ser­vice in Egypt went to France and shortly af­ter­wards was trans­ferred to the Royal Fly­ing Corps, is in the Men­tham Hospi­tal near Monte Carlo.

Pri­vate Thomas O’Reilly, who was in his em­ploy­ment as bar­man, has been killed in ac­tion.

Gen­eral Al­lenby re­ported that the Turks at­tempted to take up a new po­si­tion 12 miles north­ward of Escalon were driven back af­ter se­vere fight­ing five miles to the Wadi Su­rar eight miles south­ward of Jaffa.

Wanted ca­sual cheese mak­ers, wages £3 per week. Ap­ply Oaonui Co-op Dairy Com­pany.

Pota­toes were sell­ing for 4s 6d a sack.

The fa­mous Har­ley David­son,

‘‘An­other poll may pro­duce sim­i­lar re­sults.’’

Don­ald McIn­tyre

con­sis­tently proved to be above all oth­ers in power and com­fort, was avail­able for sale at A F Cole, Agent, Haw­era

Rugby: The All Blacks beat Eng­land 23-11 at Twick­en­ham.

Ge­of­frey For­man, Haw­era Intermediate School, won the grand cham­pion award with his calf at the an­nual calf day at the Kaponga Do­main.

Rex Ans­ley scored a hole-in-one at the Opunake Golf Club’s 27-hole open day. Rex’s ace came at the 153 yard 8th hole us­ing a three iron into a stiff breeze.

Wed­ding Bells: Bev­er­ley Joy Cald­well (Haw­era) mar­ried Kevin Walk, Don’t Run.

Bill Mail (Nor­manby) was made a life mem­ber of Lions In­ter­na­tional.

Dal­va­nius put out a new sin­gle and cas­sette, to be re­leased be­fore Christ­mas.

Haw­era’s No. 47 squadron ATC held a bush camp on Ian Hooper’s prop­erty at Oeo Road.

Haw­era Park Women’s Bowl­ing Champs Pairs were Joan Jenk­ins (skip) and Vera Glass (lead). Run­nerups were Janet Gil­bert (skip) and Mae Drake (lead).

New Ar­rivals: Sarah Michelle Davey sec­ond child of Michelle and Graeme Davey of Oka­iawa; Adrian Joseph Dex­ter Caleb Whareaitu first child of Nina and Richard Whareaitu of Haw­era; Teresa and Lau­rence Martin of Manaia were the proud par­ents of Emma; Kirsty Mar­cia Rolls is the new ar­rival of Su­san and Bruce Rolls of Kaponga.

A Har­ley David­son was avail­able to Haw­era cus­tomers in 1917.

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