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Marcus Lush: Invercargill City councillor on life in the job, diversity push

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 Apr 2022, 12:03pm
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Marcus Lush: Invercargill City councillor on life in the job, diversity push

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 29 Apr 2022, 12:03pm

There has been much discussion in recent times about the diversity of our local councils, with Local Government New Zealand launching a campaign to ensure councils reflect the people they represent.

Currently only 14% of councillors are under 40 years old, with the average age being 56 - 60. The majority are men, while 41% are women. There's also a lack of ethnic diversity with 14% of representatives Māori.

Newstalk ZB Nights host Marcus Lush is also an Invercargill City councillor and he joined Kerre Woodham to discuss life in the job and the discourse around diversity.

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