Wards and Councillors
The Hurunui District Council is currently made up of five wards. These are:
- Amberley Ward is represented by three councillors and meets 6 weekly.
- Amuri - Hurunui Ward is represented by three councillors. There are two Community committees that meet regularly and cover this area, Amuri Community Committee meets monthly, Hurunui Community Committee meets 6 weekly
- Cheviot Ward is represented by one councillor and meets 6 weekly.
- Glenmark Ward is represented by one councillor and meets 6 weekly.
- Hanmer Springs Ward is represented by one councillor and has an elected Community Board which meets Monthly.
In total the Hurunui District Council has nine councillors elected from the five wards and a Mayor who is elected from the district as a whole.
The Hurunui District Council does not currently have separate Mäori wards.
The Council may resolve to create separate Mäori wards or conduct a poll on the matter, or the community may demand a poll - a petition signed by 5 per cent of electors within the district can initiate the demand for a poll.
The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires all local authorities to review their representation arrangements at least once every six years.
The process is called the Representation Review.