The manner in which Porirua City Councilors are elected could be set for a major reform aimed at providing “fair and accurate representation”.
The proposal would create three new wards – two generals and one Maori. There will be a mayor elected, nine councilors at large and a Maori ward councilor. People with a Maori electoral role will vote in the Maori ward.
Currently, 10 councilors represent three wards defined by geography. Four councilors represent the eastern ward, four north and two west.
But at a meeting of the T Poona Carrero Committee, which was held at Zoom on Thursday, councilors said they were reluctant to lead a review of representation, overseeing an independent group rather than prioritizing such a change. An elected representative went as a warning about Jerry Mendering.
* Stratford councilors vote to maintain the status quo with additional Maori wards.
* Two of the six, a dozen others: rigging on Hamilton City Council electoral system cards.
* The latest investment from Puriroh East could see the construction of new homes by 2000.
* With the formation of the Maori Ward, the Taranaki Regional Council will lose a representative in southern Taranaki.
* Council officials recommend abandoning the Pororeva Cultural Arts Center project and selling pensioners’ flats.
Arrangements for council representation were not to be reviewed until 2024, but in May a council voted to introduce Maori wards for the 2022 and 2025 local elections.
During Thursday’s meeting, Councilor Josh Turlin said his priority would be any change made independently of the council, ideally using the Electoral Commission process, and he supported the proposed restructuring. ۔
CR Jeff Hayward agreed, but reiterated that the consultation process needed to allow “fair and clear public opinion”.
“We shouldn’t look like we’re trying to make Jamie Mander.
“In an ideal world, we wouldn’t be the ones to take on that role,” said Eastern Ward Councilor Hayward.
Puria Mayor Anita Baker said the issue has been worked out three times since June before the report was tabled. Several resident associations were also consulted.
The proposed new wards are named after Ngāti Toa Rangatira, all affected by the port of Te Awarua-o-Porirua.
While three options were considered, the Local Electoral Act stipulates that the council must choose a preferred option for consultation.
Once the proposal is formally approved by the council in its full session next Thursday, the one-month public consultation period will begin on September 7.
Acting Democratic Services Manager Jack Marshall said submissions could be made online via the website or email, forms would be available at local libraries, and the council would also submit by post.
“We really want people to have their say,” Marshall said.
Ward restructuring proposed by Purora City Council.
One Poto Ward
- 5 Counselors
- Tītahi Bay representing 30,000 inhabitants of Mana Island Aldson Kenepuru city centre; Renew Canon Creek Aotea Vietnamese Scott Park.
- Voters per member *: 6000.
- 4 Counselors.
- Representing the 22,900 inhabitants of Pukerua Bay, Paekākāriki Hill, Judgeford Plimmerton; Hongwika Cambourne Pirmata Whitby Patauatahanui پاپاکوائی۔
- Voters per member *: 5725.
- Maori ward with 1 councilor
- Representation of the entire district.
- Voters per member *: 8220.
Based on 2020 population estimates
How does it compare to the current war structure?
Eastern Ward / PĀUATAHANUI KI TE UUNGA MAI O TE RA
- 4 Counselors.
- Currently representing Izzy Ford, Kylie Wihapi, Faafoi Seiuli, Moze Galo
- Represent Rānui, Cannons Creek, Waitangirua, Ascot Park, Aotea.
- Voters per member: 6275.
Rocky of Northern Ward / Pakirwa
- 4 Counselors.
- Currently represented by Josh Turlin, Ross Leggett, Nathan Waddle, Yvonne Merle.
- Representing Cambourne, Plummerton, Poutahnoi, Permata, Papua New Guinea, Pokerwa Bay, Judge Ford, Whitby
- Voters per member: 6025.
- 2 Counselors.
- Currently represented by Geoff Hayward, Mike Duncan.
- Representation of Elsden, Tatahi Bay, Takapohia, City Center, Canepro, Mana Island
- Voters per member: 5925.
Source: Porreva City Council