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Representation review: option 2

Two wards model made up of 1 general ward with 9 councillors and 1 Māori ward councillor. 

Two wards model - 10 councilors and mayor


  • 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.
Ward name Number of councillors
General ward 9
Māori ward (name to be determined 1

Ward map

Option 2 - Two wards model

Option 2: Two wards model (6mb pdf) 

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