Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill

About this bill

This bill amends the Local Electoral Act 2001 to align the treatment of Māori wards and constituencies with the treatment of general wards and constituencies, remove all mechanisms for binding polls to be held on the establishment of Māori wards and constituencies, and provide local authorities with an opportunity to make decisions on Māori wards and constituencies in time for the 2022 local elections.

Current status

Royal Assent given 01 March 2021.
Enacted as the Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Act 2021 (2021/3)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill



All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 6-1
Introduced 5 February 2021
First reading 9 February 2021
Select Committee Māori Affairs Committee
Public submissions due 11 February 2021
Select Committee report back 15 February 2021
Second reading 23 February 2021
Committee of the whole House 23 February 2021
Third reading 23 February 2021
Royal Assent 1 March 2021
Enacted as Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Act 2021 (2021/3)
Divided No

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