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2018 Hauraki District Council Representation Arrangement Review

On 27 June 2018, Council resolved to adopt as its initial proposal for the representation arrangements review that:

(i) Hauraki District Council comprises nine councillors elected under the ward system, plus the mayor elected at large;
(ii) Hauraki District Council be divided into three wards, these being:

  • Plains Ward (three councillors) being the existing ward comprising the area delineated on LGC-012-2013-W-2 deposited with the Local Government Commission;
  • Paeroa Ward (three councillors) being the existing ward comprising the area delineated on SO Plan 57980 deposited with Land Information New Zealand;
  • Waihi Ward (three councillors), being the existing ward comprising the area delineated on SO Plan 57979 deposited with Land Information New Zealand;

(iii) no community boards be established;
(iv) the reason the total number of councillors is proposed to reduce to nine (plus the mayor) is to provide more effective representation to Hauraki District residents and ratepayers (whilst still ensuring accessibility to a large area made up of populated towns and villages and sparsely populated rural areas).

The three wards, the number of councillors per ward, the ward populations (estimated as at 30 June 2017) and the population ratio per councillor are as follows:

Ward Population Councillors Average % Variation
Plains 6,350 3 2,117 -3.95%
Paeroa 6,150 3 2,050 -6.99%
Waihi 7,340 3 2,447 +11.02%

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