“Council is aware that Māori Wardens in many parts of the country are experiencing difficulty in having their warrants processed through Te Puni Kōkiri. This has been a recurring theme at the consultation hui on the review of the Māori Community Development Act 1962,” says Council Wardens deputy chair, Des Rātima.
“Council has a Wardens Committee who have developed standard processes and are assisting District Māori Councils to facilitate the warranting and re-appointment of their Māori Wardens. This is working well. An example being the two-week turn around for warrants for a number of Tākitimu Wardens,” says Des.
“If Māori Wardens are concerns about their warrants or other matters they should contact their District Māori Council or the Council Secretary,” says Des.
For further information contact:
Des Rātima 0275 482 688
Karen Waterreus 021 934 906 or firstname.lastname@example.org