‘A mayor for all’: Moko Tepania makes history in Far North

The new Mayor of the Far North, Moko Tepania, outside the council chambers just a couple of blocks from his Kaikohe home. Photo / Peter de Graaf

To be “a mayor for all”, bring the council back to basics and effect positive change — those are some of the key goals of the 31-year-old who has made history as the first Māori

“But they completely surprised me. They said. ‘We think you should do it and you have a lot to offer our district’. So I made that call.”

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