19U Requirement for effective representation and other factors in determination of membership and basis of election of regional council

In determining the matters specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 19I(1), the regional council and, where appropriate, the Commission must ensure—


that the number and boundaries of constituencies will provide effective representation of communities of interest within the region; and


that constituency boundaries coincide with the boundaries of the current statistical meshblock areas determined by Statistics New Zealand and used for parliamentary electoral purposes; and


that, so far as is practicable, constituency boundaries coincide with the boundaries of 1 or more territorial authority districts or the boundaries of wards.

Compare: 1974 No 66 s 101L(1)

Section 19U: inserted, on 25 December 2002, by section 6 of the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 85).