No to Ma¯ori wards

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

Western Bay of Plenty res­i­dents have voted against the cre­ation of Ma¯ori wards in the dis­trict in the bind­ing poll that closed on Satur­day. Of the 14849 votes cast, 3212 (21.63 per cent) were in favour of Ma¯ori wards, and 11594 (78.08 per cent) were against Ma¯ori wards. There were two in­for­mal votes and 41 blank vot­ing pa­pers.

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