In line with the Local Electoral Act 2001 we will undertake a review of representation beginning in early 2018. The review will consider how many elected members we should have, and how many wards there should be, including boundaries.
We've been exploring ways to ensure Māori values and perspectives are better included in the development of our city. Around 18% of Palmerston North’s population identify as Māori.
Download the discussion document below to learn more.
City and district councils around New Zealand are discussing how Māori voice in their communities can best be represented. The option of having a Māori ward was developed by the New Zealand Parliament as a way to enhance the role and perspective of Māori in local government decision-making.
For more information contact:
Kyle Whitfield, Governance & Support Team Leader, 06 356 8199, email@example.com
John Annabell, Legal Counsel/Electoral Officer, 06 356 8199, firstname.lastname@example.org