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Representation review 2021 - Arotake Whakaahuatanga

Hearing of appeals relating to the final representation review proposal were held Monday, 21 March 2022.

The hearing was held by Zoom Webinar and is available to view on the Local Government Commission's YouTube channel

Find out about representation reviews and processes on the Local Government Commission website at: www.lgc.govt.nz/representation-reviews


The final proposal – Te Whakatakoto Whakamutunga

Council has now completed a representation review to look at how Northland communities are represented at the council table.

Following a one-month public consultation on our Initial Proposal, we received 33 submissions on our proposed representation arrangements.

We have carefully considered the feedback received and decided not to make any further changes.

This document sets out our Final Proposal, which remains the same as our Initial Proposal

There was a one-month appeal period on our Final Proposal, where previous submitters could lodge an appeal. We received three appeals - head to our online consultation portal to view the appeals.

Below is an overview of the proposed constituencies – you can see more detail on our council GIS viewer

Map displaying proposed constituencies boundaries.

Determination by the Local Government Commission

The Local Government Commission conducted hearings, held online, with council and two appellants on Monday 21 March 2022. The Commission subsequently determined that the representation arrangements as set out in council’s final proposal would apply for the local body elections to be held on 8 October 2022.

The determination can be viewed on the Local Government Commission's website | lgc.govt.nz

Key dates – Ngā rā matua

  • Submissions period – 10 October to 10 September
  • Hearings – 28 September
  • Council deliberations – 5 October
  • Final proposal adopted by council – 19 October
  • Appeals period – 22 October to 26 November
  • Hearing of appeals - 21 March 2022
  • Determination by Local Government Commission – April 2022
  • Local body elections – 8 October 2022