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Initial proposal for representation arrangements for the 2022 and 2025 local elections

Wednesday August 4 2021

On 4 August 2021 the Palmerston North City Council reviewed its representation arrangements, and resolved that the following proposal apply for the Council for the elections to be held in October 2022 and 2025.

Make a submission by 4pm on 6 September 2021

Council representation

It is proposed that the Palmerston North City Council to comprise two wards, these being:

Te Hirawanui General Ward as delineated on Plan LG-040-2013-W-1 deposited with the Local Government Commission to be represented by 13 general ward councillors (elected by those electors city-wide on the general electoral roll);

Te Pūao Māori Ward as delineated on Plan LG-040-2013-W-1 deposited with the Local Government Commission to be represented by two Māori ward councillors (elected by those electors city-wide on the Māori electoral roll);

The Mayor will be elected at large.

The reasons for city-wide wards being that Palmerston North has a single, cohesive and city-wide community of interest that tightly overlaps the functional, perceptual and political dimensions of its population and that 15 councillors is an appropriate number to fairly and effectively represent the city.

Community board representation

It is proposed that no community boards will be established.

Further information

Copies of the Council’s resolution of 4 August 2021 and further information may be viewed at:

Any queries regarding the Council’s decision should be directed to Hannah White, Democracy and Governance Manager, phone: 06 356 8199 or email: hannah.white@pncc.govt.nz

Submissions are invited

Persons with an interest in the proposed representation arrangements are invited to make written submissions on the Council’s representation proposal.

Address submissions to: Attention – Representation Review, Hannah White, Democracy and Governance Manager

Post: Private Bag 11034, Manawatū Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4442

Email: submission@pncc.govt.nz

Drop off: Civic Administration Building, 32 Te Marae o Hine The Square, Palmerston North or any Palmerston North City Library submission box

Or complete on online form at pncc.govt.nz/representation

Submissions must be received by Council no later than 4pm, 6 September 2021.