Should Hamilton City Council put an unelected Maori representative on each of its standing committees to improve representation?

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Hamilton City Council is considering adding an un-elected Maori representative to each of its main standing committees to improve Maori representation within the city. The idea is favoured over creating special Maori wards where only Maori can be elected or a Maori advisory committee which advises the council. Is it a good idea?

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