2018 Maori Representation Poll Result
(Posted on: May 17)
The final results of the poll to determine whether Manawatū District should create a Māori Ward have been received.
The result of the poll is that the Manawatū District will not be establishing a Māori Ward.
“We have had a very good voter turnout with 43% of eligible voters participating” says Mayor Helen Worboys.
“While Council originally voted to create a Māori Ward, the vote has shown that the community does not agree and we respect that view.”
The final vote count is:
Against: 7,268 77.04%
For: 2,147 22.76%
The voter return was 44.47% (9,434 votes)