A fresh look at our Council
In September this year, we need to make some decisions about how our community is represented on Council. Every six years we’re required to do this to make sure there’s fair and effective representation.
- Cambridge – four councillors
- Te Awamutu – four councillors
- Pirongia – two councillors
- Kakepuku – one councillor
- Maungatautari – one councillor
- Cambridge Community Board – which includes representation from Maungatautari
- Te Awamutu Community Board – which includes representation from Kakepuku
Why we need to change
What we must have
|Cambridge||4||4,950||No - too few councillors|
|Te Awamutu||4||3,825||No - too many councillors|
What could change?
- increase the number of wards
- decrease the number of wards – we could have two wards, e.g. Cambridge and Te Awamutu or three wards
- have no wards – by removing wards everyone would vote for all councillors across the district
- increase the number of councillors – so there are more councillors to represent our communities
- decrease the number of councillors but increase the role of community boards
- a combination of any of these.
Have your say
What happens next?
Page reviewed: 09 May 2018 9:17am