tewikiotereomaoriMāori language week runs from today through Saturday.  Here are some words that are appropriate at the moment:

Council —  kaunihera

Mayor — mea

Election — pōtitanga whānui

Politician — kaitōrangapū

Honest — pono

Dishonest — hīanga

Dependability — whakawhirinaki

Dubious —  kārangirangi

Principles  — whanonga pono

And a sentence:-

He nui te utu mō ngā reiti mō tō māua whare. — The rates for our house are expensive.