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Representation review: option 4

Single member wards with 11 councillors from 11 wards and 1 Māori ward councillor.

Option 4 - Wards only model - 12 councilors and mayor

Advantages

  • More equitable model as both general and Māori electors would vote for one councillor.
  • More geographic representation of communities of interest than other options.
  • More easily understood system than other options. Direct relationship with electors and ward councillor.
  • This arrangement may address the previous Council’s challenges.
  • Potential for lower costs for general ward candidates than other options.
  • Increase in the number of councillors from 10 to 12 provides greater representation of communities of interest and a more effective council.

Disadvantages

  • Electors are only able to vote for 1 out of 12 councillors.
  • Does not identify and represent city-wide communities of interest.
  • Potential for perception that the ward member represents their ward only.
  • Less potential for electing a more diverse group of councillors than other options.
  • Larger number of councillors can be seen as creating more potential for disharmony and conflict.
Ward name Number of councillors
Mauao 1
Arataki 1
Pāpāmoa 1
Wairakei 1
Matua 1
Ōtūmoetai 1
Bethlehem 1
Te Papa 1
Pyes Pā 1
Welcome Bay 1
Tauriko 1
Māori ward (name to be determined) 1

Ward maps

Option 4 - Single member wards

Option 4: Single member wards model (8mb pdf)

Arataki (5mb pdf) Bethlehem (7mb pdf) Matua (5mb pdf) Mauao (6mb pdf) 
Ōtūmoetai (6.6mb pdf) Papamoa (6mb pdf) Pyes Pā(7mb pdf) Tauriko (8mb pdf)
Te Papa (6.2mb pdf) Wairakei (6mb pdf) Welcome Bay (7mb pdf) 

Compliance

Ward name Number of councillors Population Population per councillors Deviation from city av per councillor % deviation from city av per councillor
Mauao 1 11,950 11,950 -464 -3.73
Arataki 1 12,650 12,650 236 -1.90
Pāpāmoa 1 13,550 13,550 1 0.01
Wairakei 1 12,550 12,550 141 1.14
Matua 1 11,350 11,350 -1,064 -8.57
Ōtūmoetai 1 11,300 11,300 -1,114 -8.97
Bethlehem 1 11,500 11,500 -914 -7.36
Te Papa 1 12,600 12,600 186 1.50
Pyes Pā 1 12,600 12,600 1036 8.35
Welcome Bay 1 13,300 13,300 886 7.14
Tauriko 1 12,350 12,350 -64 -0.51
Total 11   12,414    

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