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Representation Review

Initial proposal for representation arrangements for the 2019 Bay of Plenty Regional Council local elections

On 10 May 2018 the Bay of Plenty Regional Council reviewed its representation arrangements, and resolved that the following representation apply, for the Council elections to be held on 12 October 2019:

Proposed Representation

It is proposed that the Council comprise 14 members with 3 Maori members elected from three Maori Constituencies and 11 General members elected from four General Constituencies, this being no change to the current representation arrangement.

Summary of proposed representation arrangements

Maori Constituencies Members
Mauao 1
Kohi 1
Okurei 1
General Constituencies Members
Western Bay of Plenty 2
Tauranga 5
Rotorua 2
Eastern Bay of Plenty 2

Bay of Plenty Region Consituency Maps

Mauao 1.5MB
Kohi 2.6MB
Okurei 2.3MB
Western Bay of Plenty 1.6MB
Tauranga 1.5MB
Rotorua 2.4MB
Eastern Bay of Plenty 2.2MB


Initial Proposal Public Notice 24KB

Additional information on how Council arrived at its initial proposal

Council report on Representation Review Initial Proposal 63KB
Initial Discussion Paper 6.9MB


Submissions are invited.

If you are interested in the proposed representation arrangements we invite you to make a written submission on the Council’s representation proposal. Please forward your submission to:

  • Attention – Yvonne Tatton 
  • Postal address - Bay of Plenty Regional Council, PO Box 364, Whakatane 3158 
  • Email – 
  • Fax – number 0800 884 882.

Submissions must be received by Council no later than 30 June 2018.




Representation Arrangement Review 2012