It appears that the comedians have been at it again!
Is it true that Te Kauhanganui Marae are deemed to have voted on resolutions even if they are not present at Te Kauhanganui meetings?
If this is true then resolutions could be constructed and with this farcity in mind and therefore voting can be manipulated.
So Marae have voted if they aren’t present at the meeting?
What about Marae who haven’t yet elected their representatives for the tribal parliament, are their “phantom” votes counted too?
What a joke. It makes us look stupider and stupider.
Change the rules and get rid of those “ghost” votes.
Change the rules to ensure that abstentions and sabotaged votes don’t count. Let the voices of those Marae who cast valid votes be heard.