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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti
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Te Ao Tūroa Partnership

Structure and membership

Te Ao Tūroa Partnership has been established to provide governance oversight on funding, managing, delivering and supporting the implementation of Te Ao Tūroa.

Te Ao Tūroa Partnership has a Dunedin City Councillor David Benson-Pope as Chair, and will include representatives from the following organisations:

  • Kāi Tahu
  • Otago Regional Council
  • Department of Conservation
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • University of Otago

Up to five community and business representative members will be selected from public expressions of interest, with representatives selected by the Chair and nominated members.


Members of Te Ao Tūroa Partnership will be responsible for:

  • Providing governance oversight on Strategy work, and identifying priorities and solutions that take a strategic, city-wide perspective to deliver the Strategy’s goals and objectives.
  • Working with the Council, stakeholders and the community to achieve better outcomes for the environment.
  • Working with Council staff to involve more people from Dunedin's communities in the setting and meeting of city-wide objectives for environmental wellbeing.
  • Working with the community to identify projects that will create a thriving environment we look after, respect and enjoy.
  • Setting and overseeing the work programme to deliver the Strategy.
  • Regularly monitoring progress and reviewing the direction of work to deliver the Strategy.

With Council staff support, Te Ao Tūroa Partnership will report on a quarterly basis to the Council's Community and Environment Committee. Matters reported on will include work undertaken, progress on achieving the Strategy goals and objectives, and any recommendations for the Committee’s consideration.

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