14 December 2017
All local authorities are required to carry out a representation review every six years. A representation review examines issues such as ward boundaries, community boards and the number of elected representatives (councilors) there should be. Representation reviews are overseen by the Local Government Commission and include substantial consultation with the represented communities and individuals.
The Hurunui District conducted its last review in 2012 and is, therefore, due to conduct the next review in 2018. Work has already started on gathering information for the review and the consultation process will begin in earnest during 2018. Further information will be included on this page as the review progresses.
If you wish to know more about the review process, then the Local Government Commission has an excellent summary page at: http://www.lgc.govt.nz/representations-reviews/