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Dunedin city councillors Fliss Butcher and Jinty MacTavish have joined a working party that will find "opportunities and mechanisms" for Ngai Tahu to contribute to the city's decision making.
The appointments follow an August council meeting at the Otakou marae.
It was resolved at that meeting to establish a working party, with representatives from the council and runanga.
The working party would include Mayor Dave Cull, strategy and development general manager Sue Bidrose and representatives from Otakou and Kati Huirapa Rununga ki Puketeraki.
The working party would examine all facets of the relationship between local Maori and the council, and "how they can be advanced".