This dataset is the provisional set of community board boundaries for 2020 as defined by the territorial authorities and Local Government Commission but maintained by Stats NZ (the custodian). This version contains 109 community boards and 21 local boards (excluding Area Outside Community). Community boards are set up under the Local Government Act 2002 and Local Electoral Act 2001. Their purpose is to administer the affairs of communities with populations not less than 1,500 within rural, urban, or metropolitan districts of a territorial authority. A community board’s functions, powers, and duties are delegated at the discretion of its parent territorial authority and these may differ between community boards. Community boards and their boundaries are reviewed in the year before the three-yearly local government elections.Local boards fall within the community board classification but their boundaries are changed by way of reorganisation applications under the Local Government Act 2002, and not through the representation review process. Local board names can be changed as part of a representation review process.
This dataset is the provisional 2020 dataset for community board. The final 2020 layer is scheduled to be published on 4 December 2019. The intention of providing this provisional dataset is make available the boundaries that will be used for the local body elections being held in October 2019.