This dataset is the definitive set of ward boundaries at 1 January 2012 as defined by the territorial authorities and/or Local Government Commission, but maintained by Statistics New Zealand (who are the custodian).

Wards were originally set up within any territorial authority with a population of 20,000. Wards are defined under the local Electoral Act 2001 and result from the division, of the district of a territorial authority for electoral purposes. The ward system was designed to allow for the recognition of communities within a district and to increase community involvement in the local government system. Now, territorial authorities can choose whether they would like to maintain electoral wards. As a result, the number of wards has steadily decreased. Ward boundaries are reviewed in the year immediately preceding the triennial local government elections.

Attachments
1. ANZLIC Metadata 2012 Wards 104 KB pdf
Technical Details
Layer ID 4247
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 258
Attributes GEOMETRY, WARD12, NAME
Services Vector Query API
History
Added 18 May 2012
Revisions 1 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on May 19, 2012 from Shapefile in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 1 geometry modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.

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