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Representation Arrangements Appeal Hearing

30 November 2012

Representation Arrangements Appeal Hearing

On December 6 a Local Government Commission hearing will take place in the Waikato District Council chambers at Ngaruawahia. The hearing will consider two appeals to the council’s final representation arrangements proposal, which was adopted on August 9.

The hearing, which is open to the public, begins at 2 pm with the council outlining the review process and reasons for its decisions regarding final representation arrangements. This will be followed by the two appellants to the Council’s proposal.

The Commission has until April 11, 2013 to make its decision on the appeals.

The council commenced a review of its representation arrangements in February 2012. The result of the review was a proposal to reduce the number of councillors from 13 to 14, and the number of wards from 11 to 10.

Two appeals to the council’s decision were received by the deadline of September 10, with both appellants advising they wished to appear before the Commission in support of their appeal.

For more on the representation arrangements process see http://www.waikatodc.govt.nz/Your-Council/Elections.aspx

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