Every six years all councils in New Zealand review their representation arrangements, as required by the Local Electoral Act 2001.
Kaipara District Council is in the process of deciding what representation arrangements it will use for its next two elections, so the outcome of the current review will apply to the 2019 and 2022 elections.
The decision will be informed by staff research into the demographic and social considerations, pre-consultation sessions and a period of formal public consultation.
At an extraordinary Council meeting held Tuesday 09 October 2018, it was decided that the Initial Proposal be adopted as the Final Proposal. (Public Notice available here)
This now provides for an appeal period until 4pm, Monday 12 November 2018. Appeals are lodged with and decided upon by the Local Government Commission. If you do not agree with the Council’s Final Proposal, you may lodge an appeal which can only relate to the matters raised in your submission.
An appeal form is here (you may write more and attach further information as you wish), this is also available from the Dargaville office at 42 Hokianga Road or the Mangawhai office at The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive.
Any appeal should state your name, address, telephone number and email address and should reach the Council no later than 4pm on Monday 12 November 2018.
Council adopted its initial proposal and approved public consultation at its meeting on Thursday 26 July 2018. Consultation opens on Wednesday 01 August and closes on Friday 31 August 2018. The Public Notice can be viewed here.
You can find the initial proposal document digitally here, at our customer service centres, or at the Libraries across the District.
To have your say, please fill our the form online here or in the back of the document and return to Council offices or libraries.
Council has proposed the establishment of a new Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Ward, making four wards, with two Councillors representing each.
Council’s initial proposal for the representation review differs from the current scenario as follows:
There will be drop in sessions across the District where people can ask questions of Councillors and staff, as well as fill in feedback forms;
|Tuesday 07 August||Ruawai - Tokatoka Memorial Hall, Wharf Road, Ruawai||6 – 7 pm|
|Saturday 11 August||Mangawhai Market Day, Mangawhai Village, Moir Street||9am onwards|
|Tuesday 14 August||Maungaturoro Country Club, Bickerstaffe Road||6 – 7 pm|
|(NEW) Tuesday 28 August||Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall, Kaiwaka - Mangawhai Road, Kaiwaka||12 (midday) - 1 pm|
Submitters will also have the option of presenting their views at hearings scheduled for the week commencing 10 September.
Representation review booklets and submissions forms are available at libraries and Council’s Customer Service Centres from Wednesday 01 August 2018.
If you have any questions, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
The matters up for consideration in the current Kaipara District Council Representation Review are:
The electoral system (i.e. how the voting works) used for Council's triennial elections is not up for review at this time.
Councils are required by the legislation to periodically to consider the options of Single Transferable Vote (STV), which is Kaipara District Council's current system, or First-Past-the-Post (FPP), which is used for some other councils' elections. However Council's resolved to retain Single Transferable Vote for the 2019 election at it's meeting on 08 May 2017.
Council will not be reviewing Maori wards at this time as a decision was made previously.
|13 April||Council Briefing 1||Agenda (9.00 am, Paparoa Sports Pavilion, Paparoa), presentation and minutes|
|30 May||Council Briefing 2||Agenda (9.30 am, Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville), presentation and minutes|
|20 June||Council Briefing 3||Agenda (9.30 am, Maungaturoto Country Club, Maungaturoto), presentation and minutes|
|26 July||Council meeting (initial proposal resolved)||Agenda (9.30 am, Mangawhai Club, Mangawhai) and minutes|
|After meeting in July||One month of formal consultation||August 01 - August 31|
|11 September||Hearing held||Agenda (9.30 am, Mangawhai Club, Mangawhai) and minutes|
|21 September||Council Briefing 4||Agenda (10.00 am, Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Dargaville), presentation and minutes|
|09 October||Council meeting (final proposal)||Agenda (9.00 am, Kaiwaka Sports Complex, Kaiwaka), minutes, tabled maps and discussion notes|
|12 November 2018||Appeals to LGC close (appeals to be with Council|
|December 2018||Submit all materials to LGC, if an appeal is lodged|
|February/March 2019||LGC Hearings|
|11 April 2019||LGC determine the outcome of their investigation|