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Is Auckland Council too white?

Is Auckland Council too white? A major New Zealand newspaper recently ran an article about New Zealand’s most ethnically diverse city entitled ‘Is Auckland Council too white?  The piece was written by New Zealand Herald’s diversity, ethnic affairs and immigration senior reporter Lincoln Tan who originates from Singapore. The article cites an Auckland University study that has found 88 per cent of elected representatives on the council were European, while only 59 per cent in the city identify as such. Report author Karen Webster stated that while there are issues with low minority voter turnout and candidates putting themselves forward, a solution would be getting rid of the ‘one voter, one vote’ system and having more proportional representation that reflected the makeup of the electorate. “Maori had consistently stood…

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