Representation review has attracted 61 submissions

Sixty objections to the council's proposed structure for the 2019 local body elections

Sixty objections to the council's proposed structure for the 2019 local body elections

REPRESENTATION Review submissions closed on July 2, with the Local Government Commission (LGC) receiving 61 responses from Gisborne.

Gisborne district councillors heard there were 60 objections and one appeal to the council’s proposed structure for the 2019 local body elections.

James Baty, director of internal partnerships, said the LGC had been asked whether there would be any local hearings.

He did not have any “concrete information’’, but hoped the process would be finalised by Christmas.

Heather Kohn, democracy and support services manager, said all submitters had been contacted by the LGC.

Meredith Akuhata-Brown asked for an update on the proposed adoption of dual name Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Poverty Bay to replace Poverty Bay made with the New Zealand Geographic Board.

Submissions remain open until August 24.

Council chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann said the process had featured on the council’s Facebook page.

There would need to be regular reminders before submissions closed.

REPRESENTATION Review submissions closed on July 2, with the Local Government Commission (LGC) receiving 61 responses from Gisborne.

Gisborne district councillors heard there were 60 objections and one appeal to the council’s proposed structure for the 2019 local body elections.

James Baty, director of internal partnerships, said the LGC had been asked whether there would be any local hearings.

He did not have any “concrete information’’, but hoped the process would be finalised by Christmas.

Heather Kohn, democracy and support services manager, said all submitters had been contacted by the LGC.

Meredith Akuhata-Brown asked for an update on the proposed adoption of dual name Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Poverty Bay to replace Poverty Bay made with the New Zealand Geographic Board.

Submissions remain open until August 24.

Council chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann said the process had featured on the council’s Facebook page.

There would need to be regular reminders before submissions closed.

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