Two wards model made up of 1 general ward with 9 councillors and 1 Māori ward councillor.
- Recognises shared common community of interest at city level for general electors.
- Potential for candidates standing in the general ward to represent sector or interest groups spread city-wide.
- STV suited to wards with larger number of councillors and has potential to deliver a diverse range of councillors.
- Seen as an inequitable model – general voters would elect up to 9 councillors and Māori voters would elect only 1 councillor.
- No guaranteed Council representation of geographic communities.
- Potential for higher costs for all candidates as they campaign city-wide.
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Option 2: Two wards model (6mb pdf)