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Reorganisation initiative for a Wānakā-Upper Clutha District


On 15 June 2023 the Commission agreed that the initiative included the content required by clause 4, Schedule 3, Local Government Act 2002.

One of the things the initiative was require to contain was evidence that the group supporting it comprises at least 10% of electors in the affected area.

A letter from the Queenstown-Lakes District’s electoral officer’s confirming this can be found here

Next step: Commission decides whether or not to carry out an investigation in respect of the initiative.

Receipt of reorganisation initiative

On 27 March 2023 a group of electors of the Wānakā-Upper Clutha Ward of Queenstown-Lakes District lodged a reorganisation initiative with the Commission. The initiative seeks the constitution of a Wanaka-Upper Clutha District separate from Queenstown-Lakes District.

You can read the original reorganisation initiative here