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Assurances the door is still open for a controversial bill which would boost Maori seats in Rotorua.
The local bill would allow an equal number of Maori and general seats - granting both sides three sets a piece.
But an Attorney-General report earlier this week dubbed the bill in its current form is discriminatory.
Progress on the bill has been halted.
Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick told Heather du Plessis-Allan a pause is sensible to complete policy work.
“The bill is about the right way forward for Rotorua. We’re committed to working through the parliamentary process and if a delay is needed, then we’ll get the work done.”