Wednesday 2nd MAY 2018 10.30am – Information Centre, Quay Street, Whakatāne

11am Start hikoi, march down The Strand, turn onto Boon Street, assemble at Whakatāne District Council (WDC) Quadrangle. Cast votes, speeches, sausage sizzle fundraiser.

Come, meet, talk and walk with Andrew Judd, former Mayor of New Plymouth, passionate supporter of Māori Wards, lobbying to remove the legislation that forces Māori Wards to go to a poll.
Cast your Votefor Māori Wards at Whakatane District Council Come join us in casting our Yes Vote at the council. You’ll receive your voting papers in the post soon. If you don’t have them at the hikoi you can still cast your Yes Vote at the Council Buildings. If you are putting your vote in the mail it needs to be posted by May 16th You have till midday May 19th to put your Yes Vote in Let’s make it happen! Encourage your friends and whanau put their Yes Vote in too.
Wednesday 2nd MAY 2018 5.pm – Te Mānuka Tūtahi Marae, 1 Muriwai Drive, Whakatāne (Opposite the Whakatāne Fishing Club) 5pm. Assemble at the front of the Marae. Official welcome. 5.30pm dinner. 6pm – 9pm Public Forum

Special Guests who will be sharing their views, are Andrew Judd (Pro Māori Wards) and Colin Holmes (Opposed to Māori Wards)

“Te Kawa o Te Marae”, there are protocols of due respect for all, including those whose opinions may differ, there is zero tolerance towards any aggressive behaviour as in the Whare we are under the realm of peace and we look after all our guests with the greatest of respect and care. (This is a sponsored advertisement authorised by Rihi Vercoe – Phone 0272055858 – email: river.205@hotmail.com)