Ha! The ethnic communities that want a decision-making role within the Auckland Council look likely to learn fast that they are not “indigenous” and therefore they are not special.
Maori – on the other hand – are indigenous, they are special, and therefore they are accorded rights which are denied the rest of us.
They have special representation that allows unelected appointees to sit on Auckland Council committees, among other arrangements that debase our democratic arrangements.
Bugger all that election stuff. Too hard.
If you are special you can play the race card.