Review of Representation Arrangements for the 2019 and 2022 Local Elections
The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires Council to review its representation at least once every six years.
Council is undertaking a review of representation during 2018.
To start the process the Council released a discussion paper for community feedback. The feedback period closed at end of March 2018, and the Council considered the information provided by submitters when it developed its initial proposal for public consultation.
It is proposed to elect 10 Councillors plus the Mayor, with 5 Councillors elected from the Rural Ward and 5 Councillors elected from the Feilding Ward.
Visit Council's Have Your Say web page for full details and information on how to make a submission:
Have Your Say Web Page - Representation Review
Timetable for review
|Develop and adopt initial proposal
||26 July 2018 - Council meeting
|Public consultation on proposal
|| 2 August to 3 September 2018
|Hearing of submissions
|| 20 September 2018
|Adopt final proposal
|| 4 October 2018 - Extraordinary Council meeting
|Public notice final proposal
|| 11 October 2018 - Feilding Herald
Previous Review of Representation 2012
Council last reviewed its representation arrangements in 2012, and resolved that the following proposal would apply to the Council for the local government elections in 2013 and 2016.
Proposal Document (501KB )
MDC Ward Map (234KB )
Feilding Ward (977KB )
Southern Rural Manawatu Ward (945KB )
Northern Rural Manawatu Ward(1.1MB )