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Notice of Proposed Electoral Boundaries and Classification of Electorates The Representation Commission hereby gives notice that it proposes to make a division of New Zealand into 60 General electoral districts and 5 Maori electoral districts in accordance with sections 35 and 45 of the Electoral Act 1993 and to classify districts for the purposes of the Higher Salaries Commission Act 1977. The following information is supplied pursuant to sections 38 and 45 of the Electoral Act 1993 and for the assistance of the public: 1. From 10 a.m. on 20 October 1994 the public may inspect, without charge, at the places listed in the Schedule hereto: (a) a description of the boundaries of the proposed districts, including maps thereof; and (b) a summary, in respect of each proposed district, of the reasons why the boundaries described are being proposed; and (c) a classification of the proposed districts for the purposes of the Higher Salaries Commission Act 1977. 2. The Representation Commission will receive written objections to the proposed boundaries and to the proposed classification, if in the hands of the Commission not later than 4 pm on Monday 21 November 1994. 3. Objections must be in writing and should clearly state: (i) the name, address and telephone contact number (day and night) of the objector, (ii) the electorate(s) to which the objection applies, (iii) the specific provision objected to, (iv) the grounds of the objection, (v) the precise change(s) suggested by the objector to overcome the objection, both within the electorate and for any electorates consequentially affected, and (iv) whether the objector wishes to speak briefly to their objection before meetings of the Commission to be held at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and possibly other locations in mid-January 1995. Notes: Where objection is taken to different proposals of the Commission a separate objection should be filed in respect of each proposal. A suggested format for objections is available at the Places of Inspection. Objections and Counter-objections may relate to the names of Proposed electorates. Whether or not an objector is heard, his or her written objection will be fully considered. 4. The Commission gives further notice that any objection may be lodged either: by post addressed to: The Secretary Representation Commission PO Box 3220 Wellington or by Facsimile to: Facsimile Number (04) 495 0031 provided the original is posted the same day. or by hand delivery to: Chief Electoral Office Level 1 110 Featherston Street Wellington 5. Late objections cannot be considered, i.e. those not received on or before 4pm on Monday 21 November 1994. 6. Objectors to electoral boundaries are requested to relate the grounds of their objections, and the precise changes suggested by them, to the following statutory considerations:- All electorates must contain electoral populations varying not more than 5 percent from the following quotas: Quota 5% Allowance North Island General Electorates 51,866 / 2,593 South Island General Electorates 51,747 / 2,587 Maori Electorates 52,844 / 2,642 Within those allowances, the Commission is required by law to give due consideration to certain criteria. In the case of General electoral districts these criteria are community of interest, facilities of communications, topographical features, and any projected variation in the General electoral population of those districts during their life. In the case of Maori electoral districts these criteria are the existing boundaries of the Maori electoral districts, community of interest among the Maori people generally and members of Maori tribes, facilities of communications, topographical features, and any projected variation in the Maori electoral population of those districts during their life. 7. All objections will be published in a summary form (which will include the objector's name) and will be open for public inspection for the purpose of allowing counter- objections to be filed. A public notice inviting counter-objections is expected to be Gazetted on 25 November 1994. Dated at Wellington this 14th day of October 1994. Judge F. W. M. McELREA, Chairman of the Representation Commission. Schedule of Places for Inspection 1. The offices of all District Councils, City Councils, Chatham Islands County and Te Puia Springs Service Centre. 2. The offices of all Registrars of Electors. 3. The offices of the Department of Survey and Land Information at Auckland, Hamilton, Gisborne, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Hokitika, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. 4. Regional offices of Te Puni Kokiri (the Ministry of Maori Development) at Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatane, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Gisborne, Hastings, Wellington, Blenheim and Christchurch. 5. The following public libraries:- Ashburton District Ashburton Public Library Auckland City Auckland (Central) Library Mt Albert Public Library Mt Wellington Public Library St. Heliers Public Library Epsom Public Library Mt Roskill Public Library Otahuhu Public Library Waiheke Public Library Banks Peninsula District Lyttelton Public Library Central Otago District Alexandra Public Library Christchurch City Fendalton Public Library Linwood Public Library Redwood Public Library Hornby Public Library New Brighton Public Library Spreydon Public Library Clutha District Balclutha Public Library Dunedin City Dunedin Public Library Port Chalmers Community Library Mosgiel Public Library Far North District Kaikohe Public Library Far North Library (Kaitaia) Franklin District Pukekohe Branch Library Gisborne District HB Williams Memorial Library Gore District Gore Public Library Grey District Grey District Library Hamilton City Chartwell Branch Library Hamilton Public Library Dinsdale Branch Library Hastings District Hastings Public Library Havelock North Public Library Hutt City Eastbourne Community Library Stokes Valley Community Library Hutt City Public Library Wainuiomata Community Library Invercargill City Invercargill Public Library Lumsden Public Library Kaikoura District Kaikoura District Library Kaipara District Dargaville Public Library Kapiti Coast District Kapiti Public Library Otaki Public Library Waikanae Public Library Manukau City Howick Public Library Manurewa Public Library Mangere Town Centre Public Library Otara Public Library Marlborough District Picton Public Library Masterton District Masterton District Library Matamata-Piako District Matamata Public Library Te Aroha Public Library Napier City Napier Public Library New Plymouth District New Plymouth Central Library North Shore City East Coast Bays Public Library Takapuna Public Library Glenfield Public Library Otorohanga District Otorohanga Public Library Palmerston North City Palmerston North Public Library Papakura District Papakura Public Library Porirua City Porirua Public Library Whitby Public Library Queenstown Lakes District Queenstown District Library Wanaka Public Library Rangitikei District Taihape Public Library Rodney District Orewa Public Library Rotorua District Rotorua Public Library Ruapehu District Taumarunui Public Library Selwyn District Malvern Public Library South Waikato District Tokoroa Public Library South Wairarapa District Featherston Public Library Stratford District Stratford Public Library Tasman District Takaka War Memorial Library Motueka Public Library Tararua District Pahiatua Public Library Taupo District Taupo Public Library Turangi Public Library Tauranga District Mt Maunganui Public Library Thames-Coromandel District Thames Public Library Timaru District Geraldine Branch Library Temuka Branch Library Timaru District Library Upper Hutt City Upper Hutt Public Library Waikato District Huntly Public Library Ngaruawahia Public Library Waimakariri District Kaiapoi Public Library Waimate District Waimate Public Library Waipa District Cambridge Public Library Wairoa District Wairoa Centennial Public Library Waitakere City Henderson Public Library New Lynn Public Library Massey Public Library Waitaki District Oamaru Public Library Wanganui District Wanganui City Public Library Wellington City Johnsonville Branch Library Miramar Branch Library Mervyn Kemp Branch Library Karori Branch Library Newtown Branch Library Wellington (Central) Public Library Western Bay of Plenty District Te Puke Public Library Whangarei District Whangarei Public Library Note: Public Libraries have not been used as places for inspection in some centres because there are sufficient other sources for inspection there.
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20 Oct 1994

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