Waikato taniwha rau: he piko, he taniwha, he piko he taniwha
We had 16 plus courageous tribal members stand in the 2019 local elections.
Lisa Thomson won her Raglan Ward seat by 960 votes, she joins Tipa Mahuta as our tribe’s two representative Councillors.
Lisa Thomson - Raglan Councillor, Waikato District Council
Tipa Mahuta - Ngaa Tai ki Uta, Waikato Regional Council
PLUS, we had FIVE tribal members win their community board seats: Jacqueline Henry (Taupiri), Kiri Morgan & Rongo Kirkwood (Ngaaruawaahia) Kandi Ngataki (Onewhero-Tuakau) and Hinga Whiu (Kaawhia).
Kiri Morgan - Ngaaruawaahia Community Board
Rongo Kirkwood - Ngaaruawaahia Community Board
Kandi Ngataki - Onewhero-Tuakau Community Board
Hinga Whiu - Kaawhia Community Board
Hinga won her seat by FIVE VOTES – so don’t ever think your vote has no value! All of our candidates ought to be commended for their efforts & we are proud of you all.
Me mate ururoa, kei mate wheke!
Our 16 plus candidates pulled in votes from a combined 32,273 people!!!