Representation Review 2021

Objections period closed 13 December 2021

Representation Review 2021

Te Arotake Whakakanohitanga

Council adopted its final proposal on 4 November 2021. You can view the meeting online on our YouTube channel (1hr 17mins) and read the report online here. Minutes will be confirmed at the next Council meeting on 16 December 2021. The final proposal differs from the initial proposal, with a couple of minor changes: 

  • Bay of Islands-Whangaroa ward and Community Board to retain existing name (not Te Pēwhairangi-Whangaroa as proposed)
  • Maromākū and Waiomio remain within the Kawakawa-Moerewa subdivision
  • The boundary of the Kerikeri subdivision to include Purerua peninsula (Purerua Road and Taronui Bay)

Read the final proposal(PDF, 1MB)

The objection period is open from 12 November to 13 December 2021. 


As section 19V Local Electoral Act 2001 has not been complied with (+/- 10% rule), the matter is treated automatically as an objection/appeal and will be referred to the Local Government Commission for determination, which they must make by 10 April 2022.

Any person who has made a submission on Council’s initial proposal may lodge an appeal against the Council’s decision. An appeal must relate to the matters raised in that person’s submission. Any person may lodge an objection against the Council’s decision. An objection must specify the matters to which the objection relates.

Lodge your objection or appeal online here

The Representation Review 2021 is your chance to think about how many Councillors and Community Board members there should be on the Far North District Council, and if there are enough to effectively represent your community.

Every six years we are required by law to review representation arrangements in the Far North and to check whether the structure of the Council accurately reflects our communities. 

The initial proposal, in a nutshell is:

Same wards
Same community boards
An extra councillor
A Māori ward - Ngā Tai o Tokerau
Fixed-up boundaries
A new subdivision.

Review the Statement of Proposal and explore the interactive map to see how the suggested adjustments affect you.