Wards move shows integrity and vision
Congratulations to the council for the unanimous decision to introduce Maori wards. We can't undo the past but we can work for a better future. This was the right decision.
I especially admire the courage of rural ward councillors, Burdett, Seymour, Faulkner and Worsnop who have unselfishly voted in the interests of the community in spite of possible prejudice to their own positions.
This is a council acting with integrity and vision, and we should be grateful to them. There is work ahead to design the right future structure but with goodwill it can be done.