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Extra Week For Submissions

Extra Week For Submissions

Waitakere residents have an extra week to make submissions on the proposed re-organisation of the City into three wards.

A recent advertisement about the proposed new electoral structure inadvertently described Oratia as being in the proposed Southern Ward. It should have been included in the proposed Central Ward.

Waitakere electoral officer, Darryl Griffin says that submissions on the proposed new structure were to have closed at 4pm on 26 April but because of the error this has been extended to 4pm on 3 May.

Mr Griffin apologises and says that the extra week will allow time for additional publicity and advertising showing Oratia in the correct ward

The proposed three wards are:

Northern ward would extend from, Bethells/Te Henga to Hobsonville/Whenuapai including Swanson, Ranui, Massey and West Harbour. It would have four councillors.

Central ward extends from Piha and Karekare to Te Atatu Peninsula including Oratia, Henderson, Western Heights, Lincoln Road and Te Atatu South. It would have five councillors.

Southern ward extends from Whatipu and Huia to New Lynn and includes Titirangi, Glen Eden, and Kelston. It would have five councillors.

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