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Councils doing representation reviews

July 2021

All councils are required to review their representation arrangements (number of councillors, how they are elected etc.) at least every six years. In addition, any council that has decided to establish Māori wards or constituencies must also undertake a review.

As a result, the following councils are either required to undertake reviews prior to the 2022 local authority elections or have chosen to do a further review for these elections:

  • Christchurch City
  • Dunedin City
  • Far North District
  • Gisborne District
  • Hamilton City
  • Hastings District
  • Hawke's Bay Region
  • Horowhenua District
  • Invercargill City
  • Kaipara District
  • Kapiti Coast District
  • Kawerau District
  • Mackenzie District
  • Marlborough District
  • Manawatu District
  • Manawatū-Whanganui Region
  • Nelson City
  • New Plymouth District
  • Northland Region
  • Ōpotiki District
  • Otorohanga District
  • Palmerston North City
  • Porirua City
  • Queenstown-Lakes District
  • Rangitikei District
  • Rotorua District
  • Ruapehu District
  • Selwyn District
  • South Taranaki District
  • South Waikato District
  • Stratford District
  • Taranaki Region
  • Tararua District
  • Taupo District
  • Tauranga City
  • Thames-Coromandel District
  • Waikato District
  • Waimakariri District
  • Waipa District
  • Wellington City
  • Whakatane District
  • Whangarei District

All councils undertaking representation reviews are required to give public notice of their initial representation proposals no later than 8 September 2021. These proposals will then be open for public submissions.

Anyone seeking more information about representation reviews in their area, should contact the local or regional council concerned.