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Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis says local authorities in the region need to do more to involve Maori in their processes.

The defeat of veteran politician Dover Samuels in last year's local government election means the Northland Regional Council has no Maori members.

Mr Davis says the council is now moving to scrap the committee Mr Samuels created to encourage Maori consultation.

"There's no Maori representation on the Northland Regional Council whatsoever and for me that's a real concern. Maori are kaitiaki of our environment and you would think the regional council would be putting in place ways to gauge the feelings and opinions of Maori throughout Taitokerau," he says.

With three district councils and one regional council covering the region there is room for confusion, and there is a history of poor Maori voter turn out.

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