Representation Arrangements for the 2019 Local Elections

Under the Local Electoral Act 2001, all local authorities are required to carry out reviews of their representation arrangements at least every six years.

The Otago Regional Council reviewed its representation arrangements on 15 August 2018, and are proposing the below representation arrangements (which are the same as the current arrangements) for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019.

If you’d like to make a submission on the representation arrangements, you can email repreview@orc.govt.nz, or complete the submission form below.

More information about the review process can be found in the document library section.

Submissions close 28 September 2018.

Council Representation

It is proposed that the Council will comprise 12 members elected from four (4) constituencies. The four constituencies reflect the following identified communities of interest:

Constituency
Community of Interest
Moeraki
One (1) member representing the Moeraki constituency comprising the Otago portion of Waitaki District territorial area, being part of the Ahuriri and Corriedale wards, and the entirety of the Oamaru and Waihemo wards.
Dunstan
Three (3) members representing the Dunstan constituency comprising the Central Otago District and Queenstown Lakes District territorial areas.
Molyneux
Two (2) members representing the Molyneux constituency comprising the Clutha District territorial area and the Mosgiel-Taieri and Strath-Taieri community board areas located within the Dunedin City territorial area.
Dunedin
Six (6) members representing the Dunedin constituency comprising central Dunedin and the Waikoutiti Coast, West Harbour, Otago Peninsula and Saddle Hill community board areas located within the Dunedin City territorial area.


The population that each member will represent is as follows:

Constituency

Population

(Est 2017 – Stats NZ)

Members

Population per member

Moeraki

20,400

1

20,400

Dunstan

57,400

3

19,133

Molyneux

35,600

2

17,800

Dunedin

110,800

6

18,467


224,200

12



In accordance with section 19V(2) of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the population that each member represents must be within the range of 18,683 +/-10% (i.e. 16,815 to 20,551) unless particular community of interest considerations justify otherwise.

No proposed constituencies fall outside of the stipulated range.


Under the Local Electoral Act 2001, all local authorities are required to carry out reviews of their representation arrangements at least every six years.

The Otago Regional Council reviewed its representation arrangements on 15 August 2018, and are proposing the below representation arrangements (which are the same as the current arrangements) for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019.

If you’d like to make a submission on the representation arrangements, you can email repreview@orc.govt.nz, or complete the submission form below.

More information about the review process can be found in the document library section.

Submissions close 28 September 2018.

Council Representation

It is proposed that the Council will comprise 12 members elected from four (4) constituencies. The four constituencies reflect the following identified communities of interest:

Constituency
Community of Interest
Moeraki
One (1) member representing the Moeraki constituency comprising the Otago portion of Waitaki District territorial area, being part of the Ahuriri and Corriedale wards, and the entirety of the Oamaru and Waihemo wards.
Dunstan
Three (3) members representing the Dunstan constituency comprising the Central Otago District and Queenstown Lakes District territorial areas.
Molyneux
Two (2) members representing the Molyneux constituency comprising the Clutha District territorial area and the Mosgiel-Taieri and Strath-Taieri community board areas located within the Dunedin City territorial area.
Dunedin
Six (6) members representing the Dunedin constituency comprising central Dunedin and the Waikoutiti Coast, West Harbour, Otago Peninsula and Saddle Hill community board areas located within the Dunedin City territorial area.


The population that each member will represent is as follows:

Constituency

Population

(Est 2017 – Stats NZ)

Members

Population per member

Moeraki

20,400

1

20,400

Dunstan

57,400

3

19,133

Molyneux

35,600

2

17,800

Dunedin

110,800

6

18,467


224,200

12



In accordance with section 19V(2) of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the population that each member represents must be within the range of 18,683 +/-10% (i.e. 16,815 to 20,551) unless particular community of interest considerations justify otherwise.

No proposed constituencies fall outside of the stipulated range.