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Public Notice: Decision on the representation arrangements for the election of the Waikato District Council to be held on 8 October 2022

Date: 5 April 2022

In accordance with section 19R of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Government Commission has determined the representation arrangements for the election of the Waikato District Council to be held on 8 October 2022.

In order to provide effective representation of communities of interest and fair representation for electors of Waikato District, the Commission has determined that:

The Council will comprise a mayor and 13 councillors elected as follows:

Ward

Councillors

Awaroa-Maramarua General Ward

1

Huntly General Ward

1

Newcastle-Ngāruawāhia General Ward

2

Tamahere-Woodlands General Ward

2

Tuakau-Pōkeno General Ward

2

Waerenga-Whitikahu General Ward

1

Western Districts General Ward

1

Whaaingaroa General Ward

1

Tai Raro Takiwaa Maaori Ward

1

Tai Runga Takiwaa Maaori Ward

1

There will be community boards as follows:

Community Board

Area

Subdivision

Elected members

Appointed members

Tuakau

Tuakau township

 

6

2, being one representing Tuakau-Pōkeno General Ward and one representing Tai Raro Takiwaa Maaori Ward

Rural-Port Waikato

Incorporating Port Waikato, Onewhero, Pukekawa, Glen Murray, Naike and Waikaretu

North

 

South

2

 

2

2, being one representing Western Districts General Ward and one representing Tai Raro Takiwaa Maaori Ward

Huntly

The current area with boundary adjustments to include a meshblock in the northwest

 

6

2, being one representing Huntly General Ward and one representing Tai Raro Takiwaa Maaori Ward

Taupiri

The current area

 

4

2, being one representing Newcastle-Ngāruawahia General Ward and one representing Tai Runga Takiwaa Maaori Ward

Ngāruawāhia

The current area with boundary adjustments to incorporate a development at River Road and Horotiu

 

6

2, being one representing Newcastle-Ngāruawahia General Ward and one representing Tai Runga Takiwaa Maaori Ward

Raglan

The current area with boundary adjustments to incorporate six additional meshblocks

 

6

2, being one representing Whaaingaroa General Ward and one representing Tai Runga Takiwaa Maaori Ward

The Commission’s decision differs from the Council’s proposal by:

  • changing the names of the district’s two Māori wards to Tai Raro Takiwaa Maaori Ward and Tai Runga Takiwaa Maaori Ward
  • adjusting the boundary between the Tuakau-Pōkeno and the Awaroa-Maramarua General Wards to include the Mercer airfield in the Tuakau-Pōkeno General Ward
  • extending the Raglan Community and not subdividing the Raglan Community
  • changing the name of the Waerenga-Hukanui General Ward to Waerenga-Whitikahu General Ward

The determination is available on the Commission’s website: https://www.lgc.govt.nz/representation-reviews/current-determinations/

Penny Langley

Chief Executive