After adopting a Māori Ward on 19 May 2021, we were required to complete a representation review in 2021, which was subject to one appeal. Appeals are dealt with by the Local Government Commission. The Local Government Commission’s decision on the Waipa District Council Representation Review can be found here.
After considering the appeal, the Commission decided that the basis for elected member representation for the 2022 local body elections, would be the same as the Council’s final proposal for its representation structure.
Changes to ward boundaries
- Cambridge Ward (4 councillors). One less elected member and a boundary change in the Fencourt and Hautapu areas.
- Te Awamutu and Kihikihi Ward (3 councillors). One less elected member and a small boundary change in the Paterangi / Ngaroto Road area.
- A combined Pirongia and Kakepuku Ward (2 councillors). One less elected member and boundary changes in the Paterangi / Ngaroto Road and Kaipaki areas.
- Maungatautari Ward (1 councillor). Boundary changes to include Kaipaki and reflect the changes to the Cambridge Ward boundary.