Representation Review

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Thanks for taking the time to give us your thoughts about our Representation Review.

This phase of engagement is now closed.

Thanks for taking the time to give us your thoughts about our Representation Review.

This phase of engagement is now closed.

People wishing to speak at a Council Meeting will be heard on 19 and 20 October, which will be live-streamed on our website.

Councillors will review the feedback and make a decision on the final proposal on 11 November 2021.


In 2021, we reviewed our representation arrangements for the 2022 Council elections.

How you’re represented now

Kāpiti Coast District Council has a mayor and 10 councillors. It’s their job to make decisions about our district on behalf of the community. We also have four community boards – one for each ward, each with four members plus the ward councillor. Community boards work with ward councillors to represent your interests. They have 'delegated authority' for some things, like awarding local grants, but can’t vote at Council.

Our proposal for 2022

Key elements of the proposal are:

  • three large wards
  • five ward councillors and five district-wide councillors, plus the mayor
  • no community boards.

Learn more

A short booklet was put together, which explained more about our councillors’ initial proposal for how our ratepayers and residents should be represented. It contained maps of the proposed wards and boundaries and outlines the reasons for the proposal.

See our website for additional background, including briefings to elected members.

The public can appeal or object. The Local Government Commission hears any appeals or objections and decides Kāpiti Coast District’s representation arrangements. If the final proposal does not comply with the legislation in any way (e.g., in terms of the +/-10 percent rule), it will automatically go to the Local Government Commission for a final decision.

COVID-19 plans

The Local Government Commission has advised us that the statutory timeframes must be met despite COVID-19 lockdowns. This means we need to continue with our timetable for consultation and decision-making as planned.

Thanks for taking the time to give us your thoughts about our Representation Review.

This phase of engagement is now closed.

People wishing to speak at a Council Meeting will be heard on 19 and 20 October, which will be live-streamed on our website.

Councillors will review the feedback and make a decision on the final proposal on 11 November 2021.


In 2021, we reviewed our representation arrangements for the 2022 Council elections.

How you’re represented now

Kāpiti Coast District Council has a mayor and 10 councillors. It’s their job to make decisions about our district on behalf of the community. We also have four community boards – one for each ward, each with four members plus the ward councillor. Community boards work with ward councillors to represent your interests. They have 'delegated authority' for some things, like awarding local grants, but can’t vote at Council.

Our proposal for 2022

Key elements of the proposal are:

  • three large wards
  • five ward councillors and five district-wide councillors, plus the mayor
  • no community boards.

Learn more

A short booklet was put together, which explained more about our councillors’ initial proposal for how our ratepayers and residents should be represented. It contained maps of the proposed wards and boundaries and outlines the reasons for the proposal.

See our website for additional background, including briefings to elected members.

The public can appeal or object. The Local Government Commission hears any appeals or objections and decides Kāpiti Coast District’s representation arrangements. If the final proposal does not comply with the legislation in any way (e.g., in terms of the +/-10 percent rule), it will automatically go to the Local Government Commission for a final decision.

COVID-19 plans

The Local Government Commission has advised us that the statutory timeframes must be met despite COVID-19 lockdowns. This means we need to continue with our timetable for consultation and decision-making as planned.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please tell us what you think of the proposed model. You could answer all or some of the questions below or provide comments for councillors to consider

    Thanks for taking the time to give us your thoughts about our Representation Review.

    This phase of engagement is now closed.

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  • Thanks for taking the time to give us your thoughts about our Representation Review. This phase of engagement is now closed.

    We’re checking in with our community on the following:

    • Identifying communities of interest (where you feel a sense of belonging/community).
    • The total number of councillors there should be for the district.
    • Deciding whether councillors are elected from wards or ‘at large’ across the whole district, or by a mix of both wards and ‘at large’.
    • The boundaries of wards and constituencies, and their names.
    • Whether there should be community boards in the district and, if so, the number of boards; their names and boundaries; the number of members for each board including any appointed members.

    Thanks for taking the time to give us your thoughts about our Representation Review.

    This phase of engagement is now closed.

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