This section establishes each of the organisations named in column 1 of Schedule 1 as a DHB in respect of the geographical area specified in that schedule for the organisation.
Schedule 1 may be amended by Order in Council.
The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, divide any geographical area specified in Schedule 1 for a DHB into 2 or more constituencies, and determine—
the boundaries of each constituency, whether by reference to a current or former local government unit or otherwise; and
the number of members of the board of the DHB that are to be elected by the electors of each constituency.
An Order in Council under this section may not take effect in the period commencing after 30 April in a year in which triennial elections under the Local Electoral Act 2001 are to be held and ending with the close of the 58th day after polling day appointed for those elections if the Order—
alters a geographical area specified in Schedule 1; or
divides such an area into constituencies; or
alters a constituency; or
changes the number of members to be elected by the electors of a constituency.
With the written permission of the Minister, a DHB may adopt an operating name that is different from the name of the DHB specified in Schedule 1.
Section 19(4): amended, on 1 July 2001, by section 151 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 (2001 No 35).