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Cultural Appointments At Council
Published: 05 Jul 2016

Dear Editor,

I read in our Chronicle where our CEO Kym Fell has done a reshuffle in council for staff jobs, which is good but two positions are still to be filled. One is general manager people and culture, while council will shortly advertise the role of kaiwhakahaere (cultural adviser), a job already budgeted within the annual plan.

I would take it that the cultural adviser will be advising council on Maori culture only, which would be racist and getting paid for it.

Our council is supposed to work for all the people in Wanganui and should be seeking advice from the rest of us without any payment.

Is this council of ours still going down this separatist line? The sooner we get a council that will treat everyone equal the better we will be off.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Brougham


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