I declare the result of the Māhanga Water Supply Closure Referendum taken on Friday, 29 September 2017 for the Wairoa District Council to be as follows:
FOR the closure of the Māhanga Water Supply 11 (21.6%)
AGAINST the closure of the Māhanga Water Supply 40 (78.4%)
(0 informal votes and 0 blank votes)
Under the Local Government Act 2002, where a water service is to be closed, a binding referendum must be held with electors in the water supply area. A threshold of 75% of votes cast is required for the water service to close. This threshold was NOT achieved as only 21.6% of the votes cast favoured the closure.
Voter return was 92.7%.
Please contact Electoral Officer James Baty, 06 838 7309, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about this referendum.
Dated at Wairoa, 29 September 2017
James Baty, Electoral Officer
Wairoa District Council
31 October 2018
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