He ata te arotake whakaahuatanga?
Every three years elections are held for councils.
To make sure we have fair and effective representation at these elections, councils are required by the Local Electoral Act 2001 to review their representation arrangements at least once every six years.
A representation review looks at how many councillors there should be for our District and how they should be elected - deciding whether councillors are elected from wards or ‘at large’ across the whole district, or by a mix of both.
It also looks at the boundaries and names of wards, whether or not we should have community boards, and what community you identify with – whether it’s geographical, historical, or something else altogether.
From 7 April 2021, people in Whangārei District have a fresh chance to help decide how many elected members there are, how they’re elected, and what communities they represent.