Wairoa District Council will introduce designated Māori representation through the setting up of one or more Māori wards (in addition to general wards).
In a poll run aside the local elections in September 2016, Wairoa electors voted 54% to 46% in favour of the establishment of Maori wards on the council.
The Wairoa District Council held a poll, as part of the 2016 Local Authority Elections, to see whether it should introduce one or more Māori wards for at least its next two triennial elections.
The number of Māori ward representatives would be determined by a formula based on the ‘Māori electoral population’ of the Wairoa District Council, as defined in legislation. Based on the size of the present Council (six members plus the Mayor), there would be three members elected from one or more Māori wards and three members elected from one or more general wards. All elected members, whether elected from general or Māori wards, represent the entire community.
For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Wairoa District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Wairoa District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Wairoa District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Wairoa District Council - www.wairoadc.govt.nz / +64 6 838 7309 / firstname.lastname@example.org