This dataset is the provisional 2020 dataset for Māori constituency. 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 regional council Māori constituency boundaries for 2020 as defined by the regional councils and Local Government Commission but maintained by Stats NZ (the custodian). This version contains 5 Māori constituencies (excluding Area Outside Māori Constituency).
Māori constituencies are established under the Local Electoral Act 2001 and result from the division of a region for electoral purposes.
Māori constituencies are divisions of regional council areas. They are created, based on population, to be the voting areas within councils. Māori constituencies are defined at meshblock level, and do not coincide with the statistical area 1 (SA1) or statistical area 2 (SA2) geographies.
If a regional council decides to have a Māori constituency, the constituencies within the council are known as general constituencies and Māori constituencies.
In the provisional 2020 classification two regional councils have Māori constituencies: Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
|Category||Provisional Boundaries > Local Government 2020|
|Tags||Maori Constituency, 2020, Provisional|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector multipolygon||Feature count||20|
|Attributes||MCON2020_PROV, MCON2020_PROV_NAME, LAND_AREA_SQ_KM, AREA_SQ_KM, SHAPE_Length|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|