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

Summary of proposed representation arrangements

Māori constituencies Members
Mauao 1
Kōhi 1
Ōkurei 1
General constituencies Members
Western Bay of Plenty 2
Tauranga 5
Rotorua 2
Eastern Bay of Plenty 2

Maps for Bay of Plenty Region Constituency

Western Bay of Plenty
Eastern Bay of Plenty

Public notice

Initial Proposal Public Notice

Additional information on how Council arrived at its initial proposal

Council report on Representation Review Initial Proposal
Initial Discussion Paper


Four submissions were received on proposal and considered by Council at its meeting on 2 August 2018, see details on p.97 of the meeting agenda.


Councillors decided to maintain the status quo.