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Every six years NCC is required by law to consult the city and ask residents for their views on how council is elected. It's an important check to ensure our local democracy is working as well as it could. In 2017-18 we conducted our latest Representation Review.
Sections 19H and 19J of the Local Electoral Act 2001 require all councils to review their representation arrangements at least once every six years. These reviews are to determine:
Above all, always, our aim is for fair and effective representation for all our communities.
We last reviewed our representation arrangements just before the 2013 local government elections. Following public submissions, NCC decided to retain the status quo of a mixed system. Our council would be made up of a Mayor and 12 councillors, six elected at large, six from the four wards below. This system was used in both the 2013 and 2016 elections.
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