What's happening now in the boundary review?

The Representation Commission will publish the final electorate boundaries and names on this website on 17 April.

The proposed boundaries

In November 2019, the Representation Commission released its proposed electorate boundaries and names for the next two general elections.

Since the boundaries were last adjusted in 2014 the population in every electorate in New Zealand has grown. Some have grown more than others and boundary changes are now required to balance the populations in each electorate.

Changes were proposed for 35 of the 71 current electorates.

See the proposed changes in your area

Use the interactive map to see the current and proposed electorate boundaries, and the areas the changes would affect:

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Read the Representation Commission's report on the proposed electorates

What people said about the proposed electorates

There were three stages of public consultation on the boundary review: 

  • written objections
  • written counter-objections
  • public hearings. 

Objections and counter-objections have now closed.

Read the objections and counter-objections

Public hearings of objections and counter-objections were held in February in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. 

The Representation Commission will take all the submissions into account before finalising the electorate boundaries and names in April 2020. 

How do boundary reviews work?

The Representation Commission reviews and adjusts electorate boundaries after each 5-yearly population census and the Māori Electoral Option.

Find out more about how boundary reviews work

Find out more about the Representation Commission

For more detailed information, download the Representation Commission’s guide: