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This dataset was first added to Stats NZ Geographic Data Service on 10 Jul 2019.
This dataset is the provisional 2020 dataset for Māori ward. The final 2020 layer is scheduled to be published on 4 December 2019.
The intention of providing this provisional dataset is to make available the boundaries that will be used for the local body elections being held in October 2019.
This dataset is the provisional set of Māori ward boundaries for 2020 as defined by the territorial authorities and/or Local Government Commission but maintained by Stats NZ (the custodian). This version contains one Māori ward (excluding Area Outside Māori Ward).
The Local Electoral Act 2001 provides that Māori wards may be established in territorial authorities. The statutory provisions for establishing Māori wards are set out in sections 19Z to 19ZH of the Local Electoral Act 2001. Establishing Māori wards can be achieved by a local authority resolution or a favourable outcome of a poll of electors.
Māori wards are numbered based on their corresponding territorial authority. Each Māori ward has a unique five-digit code. The first three digits represent the territorial authority that the Māori ward lies within. The following two digits are sequential and represent the number of Māori wards within a territorial authority.
The first Māori ward was created by representation review in 2019 and appears in the 2020 geographic boundaries released by Stats NZ. The first Māori ward to be created is Wairoa Māori ward (02901) in the Wairoa District.
Māori ward boundaries are defined at meshblock level.
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|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|