Representation Review


Review of Representation Arrangements for the 2013 and 2016 Local Elections

The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires Council to review its representation at least once every six years.

Council 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 PDF File)
MDC Ward Map (234KB PDF File)
Feilding Ward  (977KB Image file)
Southern Rural Manawatu Ward (945KB Image file)
Northern Rural Manawatu Ward(1.1MB Image file)

The next review of representation will be undertaken in 2018.

Māori wards and Māori constituencies

Under the Local Electoral Act 2001, Māori wards and Māori constituencies can be established for electoral purposes.  There are three ways these can be established. 

  1. The Council passes a resolution that the district be divided into 1 or more Māori wards for electoral purposes.
  2. A specified number of electors of a Council can demand that a poll be held on the question of whether the district should be divided into one or more Māori wards for electoral purposes.
  3. The Council can resolve to hold a poll on the question of whether the district should be divided into one or more Māori wards for electoral purposes.