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Right to demand a poll on the establishment of a Māori ward within Tauranga City

Event date: 28/08/2020 10:00 a.m. - 22/02/2021 5:00 p.m. Export event

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 19Z of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Council has resolved to establish a Māori Ward within Tauranga City.

Pursuant to Section 19ZA of the Local Electoral Act 2001, members of the public are advised that they have the right to demand a poll to countermand Council’s resolution to establish a Māori Ward. Unless a poll determines otherwise, one Māori Ward will be in place for the next two triennial general elections (2022 and 2025). Tauranga City Council will be undertaking a representation review in 2021 which takes into account the establishment of a Māori Ward.

Should a valid demand for a poll be received, a poll will be held on whether a Māori Ward will be established for the next two triennial general elections (2022 and 2025).

A valid demand for a poll must be:

  • Made in writing.
  • Signed by at least 5 percent of electors enrolled as eligible to vote at the previous triennial election of the Tauranga City Council. This will require a minimum of 4,742 signatures.
  • Delivered to the office of the Tauranga City Council, 91 Willow St, Tauranga by 5pm Monday, 22 February 2021 (poll to be held by 21 May 2021).
  • If delivered after Monday, 22 February 2021, a poll will be held after 21 May 2021 to take effect for the 2025 and 2028 triennial general elections.

Every elector who signs a demand must also set out their full name and the address for which they are qualified as an elector of the Tauranga City Council.

For further information, please contact Coral Hair, phone 07 557 6894 or email coral.hair@tauranga.govt.nz

Dated at Tauranga, this 28th day of August 2020.

Marty Grenfell
Chief Executive
Tauranga City Council

Posted: Aug 28, 2020,
Categories: Public Notice, General,

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