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Rotorua District Council (Representation Arrangements) Bill

Introduced on March 29. The bill implements representation arrangements to the next two triennial elections of Rotorua District Council. This primarily creates 1 Māori ward with 3 seats and 1 general ward with 3 seats. Only those on the Māori roll would vote in the Māori ward. First reading on April 6 and referred to the Māori Affairs Committee. Opposed by National and Act for a number of reasons including it would give a minority of the population equal representation to the majority. Bill put on hold at the request of the council following a report by the Attorney-General that the proposed law would be discriminatory. Rotorua District Council (Representation Arrangements) Bill.