With many councils establishing Māori wards last year, Taurikura NZ and Waikato-Tainui have collaborated to develop Maangai Taunaki, a series of waananga to support candidates, campaign supporters and community champions. This information will be of interest to those thinking about standing as a candidate in the 2022 Local Elections.

Join the next session

The next session will take place from 7pm-8pm on 5 April 2022 and is titled 'Building a platform and a message'. You can watch this live during this time by clicking here.

Recordings of previous sessions 

Part one - The importance of Māori representation in local democracy

Part two - Whaaia te iti Kahurangi: Aspiring, working hard and succeeding in local elections and The importance of a Māori cultural lens and perspective in local democracy

Part three - Making a Stand – for Māori and for women and Local democracy excludes Māori far more than national democracy