Rotorua District Council (Representation Arrangements) Bill

Part 1 Preliminary provisions

3 Purposes

The purposes of this Act are to—

(a)

provide for the Council to have a representation arrangement comprising—

(i)

1 Māori ward; and

(ii)

1 general ward; and

(iii)

membership of the Council as follows:

(A)

3 members elected from the Māori ward; and

(B)

3 members elected from the general ward; and

(C)

4 members and 1 mayor elected by the District as a whole; and

(iv)

a community to be known as the Rotorua Lakes Community and a Rotorua Lakes Community Board; and

(v)

a community to be known as the Rotorua Rural Community and a Rotorua Rural Community Board; and

(b)

modify the application of the Local Electoral Act 2001 in relation to the Council.