Southern mayors head to Dunedin to talk on boundary modifications

Clutha District mayor Bryan Cadogan will speak against proposed electoral boundary changes, in Dunedin this week.

Kavinda Herath

Clutha District mayor Bryan Cadogan will communicate in opposition to proposed electoral boundary modifications, in Dunedin this week.

Southern mayors are heading to Dunedin to voice their respective objections in opposition to new proposed voters modifications.

Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan mentioned proposed modifications had been disjointed, and shifting boundaries with the enter of native information might be carried out.

Cadogan took exception to a proposed change which might imply not one of the Clutha river catchment space was within the Clutha-Southland voters, it will as an alternative be a part of the Dunedin South voters.

Two mayors are against the Representation Commission's proposed changes to electorate boundaries in Otago and Southland.


Two mayors are in opposition to the Illustration Fee’s proposed modifications to voters boundaries in Otago and Southland.

“I do imagine there’s a sturdy have to take native information into consideration, in any other case we’re going to have electorates with restricted geographical connections,” Cadogan mentioned.

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Central Otago District Council mayor Tim Cadogan can also be scheduled to talk.

The Central Otago councils public submission to the fee says an Inland Otago seat would mix tourism and broader geographical and financial concerns.

After months of public submissions and counter-objections, the Illustration fee will maintain public hearings across the nation in the course of the subsequent two weeks.

The Cadogans will current in Dunedin on Tuesday.

In September, Authorities information on all electorates and electoral inhabitants figures had been launched and after the fee met in October, the proposed boundary and title modifications had been launched.

Adjustments would take impact for the subsequent two nationwide elections.

The fee discovered the Invercargill voters was 6.three per cent beneath its inhabitants quota and wanted to achieve inhabitants from Clutha-Southland.

“That is achieved by including the Winton space, which is comparatively near Invercargill, and the remainder of The Catlins as much as the proposed Dunedin South boundary,” a fee report says.

Including the Winton space and the Catlins would imply a further 4500 voters within the Invercargill voters for the subsequent two nationwide elections.

The fee obtained 332 objections nationwide on proposed modifications, after which 106 counter objections.

Through the session interval, 17 objections had been lodged in opposition to together with Winton within the Invercargill voters.

Fee chair Choose Craig Thompson will preside over the hearings.