This dataset is the definitive set of ward boundaries at 1 January 2017 as defined by the territorial authorities and/or Local Government Commission, but maintained by Statistics New Zealand (the custodian).
Wards were originally set up within any territorial authority with a population of at least 20,000. Wards are defined under the Local Electoral Act 2001 and result from dividing a territorial authority for electoral purposes. The ward system was designed to allow for the recognition of communities within a territorial authority and to increase community involvement in the local government system.
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|1.||ANZLIC Metadata 2017 Ward||403 KB||
|Data type||Vector multipolygon||Feature count||245|
|Attributes||WARD2017, WARD2017_NAME, AREA_SQ_KM, LAND_AREA_SQ_KM, Shape_Length|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||09 Feb 2017|
|Last updated||09 Feb 2017|
|Revisions||11 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on Feb. 15, 2017 from File Geodatabase in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 2 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.|
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