Check which constituency you fall into for voting.
The Hawke’s Bay region has seven constituencies represented by Councillors, with representation determined by the Electoral Commission New Zealand and based on population.
The region’s boundaries as a whole are determined by river catchments and the flow of water within these.
In 2020-21, many local authorities resolved to establish Māori wards or constituencies for at least the 2022 and 2025 triennial elections. For the 2022 local elections there are 35 councils across the country with Māori wards or constituencies, up from only 3 previously. The ability to successfully achieve this was due to a change in legislation which removed the poll provision that could overturn council resolutions to establish Māori wards/ constituencies.
Māori wards or constituencies guarantee Māori representation on a local authority and provide for Māori participation in council decision-making.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council resolved to introduce two new Māori constituencies for the 2022 and 2025 elections - find out more
For the Regional Council’s Māori constituencies, the following applies:
Either type in your address or zoom into the map to find out which constituency your property falls in.
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