Kaipara karakia saga: If you don’t understand tikanga, you can’t be a politician in NZ – Craig Cooper

Mayor Craig Jepson denied Māori ward councillor Pera Paniora a karakia at the first session of the new Kaipara District Council Wednesday. Video / Kaipara District Council


A newly-elected mayor landed with a thump this past week that echoed through the country.

There’s no such thing in Hawke’s Bay as a newly-elected mayor, of course – not in the first-term sense,

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