List of New Zealand electorates

electoral districts to New Zealand Parliament

This is a list of current and former New Zealand electorates.

General electorates change

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Electorate name Region First established Last abolished Became
Akaroa Canterbury 1853 1893 Merged into Ellesmere.
Albany Auckland 1978 2002 East Coast Bays, with part merging into Helensville.
Aoraki Canterbury and Otago 1996 2008 Rangitata and Waitaki
Arch Hill Auckland 1946 1954
Ashburton Canterbury 1881 1993
Ashley Canterbury 1866 1902 Hurunui
Auckland Auckland 1853 1905 Auckland Central, Auckland East, and Auckland West
Auckland Central Auckland 1887 Current
Auckland East Auckland 1861 1946
Auckland North Auckland 1881 1890
Auckland Suburbs Auckland 1928 1946
Auckland West Auckland 1861 1946
Avon Canterbury 1861 1996
Awarua Southland 1881 1996
Banks Peninsula Canterbury 1996 Current
Bay of Islands Northland 1853 1996 Far North
Bay of Plenty Bay of Plenty 1893 Current
Birkenhead Auckland 1969 1996 Northcote
Botany Auckland 2008 Current
Brooklyn Wellington 1946 1954 Island Bay
Bruce Otago 1861 1922
Buller West Coast and Tasman 1871 1972 Split into West Coast and Tasman
Caversham Otago 1866 1908
Chalmers (Port Chalmers) Otago 1866 1938 Dunedin Central, Dunedin North and Oamaru
Cheviot Canterbury 1858 1890
Christchurch (Town of Christchurch, then City of Christchurch) Canterbury 1853 1905
Christchurch Central Canterbury 1946 Current
Christchurch Country Canterbury 1853 1860
Christchurch East Canterbury 1871 Current
Christchurch North Canterbury 1881 1996 Waimakiriri
Christchurch South Canterbury 1881 1946
Christchurch West Canterbury 1871 1875
City of Dunedin (originally Town of Dunedin) Otago 1853 1905 Dunedin Central, Dunedin North and Dunedin South
Clevedon Auckland 1987 2008
Clive Hawke's Bay 1861 1881
Clutha Otago 1866 1996
Clutha-Southland Southland and Otago 1996 2020 Southland
Coleridge Canterbury 1866 1887
Collingwood Tasman 1861 1881
Coromandel Waikato 1881 Current
Courtenay Tasman 1902 1908
Dunedin Otago 2020 Current
Dunedin Central Otago 1881 1984 Dunedin West
Dunedin Country Otago 1853 1860
Dunedin East Otago 1881 1890
Dunedin North Otago 1905 2020 Dunedin
Dunedin South Otago 1881 2020 Taieri
Dunedin Suburbs Otago 1890 1893
Dunedin and Suburbs North Otago 1863 1866
Dunedin and Suburbs South Otago 1862 1866
Dunedin West Otago 1881 1996 Dunedin South
Dunstan Tasman 1871 1890
East Cape Gisborne and Bay of Plenty 1978 1993 Eastern Bay of Plenty
East Coast Gisborne and Bay of Plenty 1871 Current
East Coast Bays Auckland 1972 Current
Eastern Bay of Plenty Bay of Plenty 1993 1996
Eastern Hutt Wellington 1978 1996
Eden Auckland 1871 1996 Epsom
Egmont Taranaki 1871 1978 Waitotara
Ellesmere Canterbury 1861 1928
Epsom Auckland 1996 Current
Far North Northland 1993 1996 Northland
Fendalton Canterbury 1946 1996
Foxton Manawatū-Whanganui and Wellington 1881 1890
Franklin Auckland 1861 1996
Franklin North Auckland 1881 1890
Franklin South Auckland 1881 1890
Geraldine Canterbury 1875 1911
Gisborne Gisborne 1908 1996 Mahia
Glenfield Auckland 1984 1996
Gladstone Canterbury 1866 1890
Grey West Coast 1890 1919
Grey and Bell Taranaki 1853 1881
Grey Lynn Auckland 1902 1978
Greymouth West Coast 1881 1890
Grey Valley West Coast 1871 1881 Greymouth and Inangahua
Halswell Canterbury 1890 1893
Hamilton Waikato 1922 1969
Hamilton East Waikato 1972 Current
Hamilton West Waikato 1969 Current
Hampden Otago 1861 1870 Wakatipu and ?
Hastings Hawke's Bay 1946 1996
Hauraki Auckland and Waikato 1928 1996 Coromandel
Hawera Taranaki 1896 1908
Hawke Hawke's Bay
Hawkes Bay Hawke's Bay 1881 1996 Tukituki
Heathcote Canterbury 1861 1893
Helensville Auckland 1978 2020 Kaipara ki Mahurangi
Henderson Auckland 1969 1996 Waipareira
Heretaunga Wellington 1954 1996 Remutaka (spelled as Rimutaka until 2020)
Hobson Northland 1946 1996 Whangarei (existing) and Northland (new)
Hokitika West Coast 1871 1890
Hokonui Southland 1881 1890
Horowhenua Manawatū-Whanganui 1978 1996
Hunua Auckland 1978 2020 Papakura and Port Waikato
Hurunui Canterbury 1902 1963 Rangiora
Hutt Wellington 1853 1978
Hutt South Wellington 1996 Current
Ilam Canterbury 1996 Current
Inangahua West Coast 1881 1896 Absorbed into Buller
Invercargill Southland 1866 Current
Island Bay Wellington 1946 1996 Rongotai and Wellington Central
Kaiapoi Canterbury 1861 1946
Kaikōura Marlborough and Canterbury 1996 Current
Kaimai Waikato and Bay of Plenty 1978 1996 Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, and Coromandel
Kaipara Auckland 1902 1996
Kaipara ki Mahurangi (formerly Helensville) Auckland 2020 Current
Kapiti Wellington 1972 1996
Karapiro Waikato 1996 2002
Karori Wellington 1946 1978 Ohariu
Kelston Auckland 2014 Current
King Country Waikato 1972 1996
Kumara West Coast 1881 1890
Lincoln Canterbury 1881 1890
Linwood Canterbury 1887 1890
Lyttelton Canterbury 1853 1996 Banks Peninsula
Mahia Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Bay of Plenty 1996 1999 East Coast
Mana Wellington 1996 Current
Manawatu Manawatū-Whanganui 1871 1996
Māngere Auckland 1969 Current
Manuherikia Otago 1866 1870
Manukau Auckland 1881 1978
Manukau East Auckland 1996 2020 Panmure-Ōtāhuhu
Manurewa Auckland 1963 Current
Maramarua Waikato and ? 1987 1993
Marlborough Marlborough 1938 1996
Marsden Northland 1858 1972 Whangarei
Masterton Wellington 1887 1946 Wairarapa
Matamata Waikato 1978 1996
Mataura Southland 1866 1946
Maungakiekie Auckland 1996 Current
Mid-Canterbury Canterbury 1928 1946
Miramar Wellington 1946 1996
Moeraki Otago 1881 1887
Mongonui Northland 1861 1870
Mongonui and Bay of Islands Northland 1871 1881
Mornington Otago 1946 1963
Motueka Tasman 1860 1946
Motueka and Massacre Bay Tasman 1853 1860 Motueka and Collingwood
Mount Albert Auckland 1946 Current
Mount Herbert Canterbury 1866 1870 Akaroa
Mount Ida Otago 1871 1908
Mount Roskill Auckland 1999 Current
Mount Victoria Wellington 1946 1954
Napier Hawke's Bay 1861 Current
Nelson Nelson and Tasman 1853 Current
New Lynn Auckland 1963 Current
New Plymouth Taranaki 1853 Current
Newton Auckland 1861 1893
Newtown Wellington 1902 1908 Wellington South
North Shore Auckland 1946 Current
Northcote Auckland 1996 Current
Northern Division Auckland 1853 1870
Northland Northland 1996 Current
Oamaru Otago 1866 1978 Waitaki
Ōhāriu Wellington 1978 Current
Ohariu-Belmont Wellington 1996 2008 Ōhāriu (then Ōhariu)
Ohinemuri Waikato and Bay of Plenty 1896 1928 Thames and Waikato
Omata Taranaki 1853 1870
Onehunga Auckland 1861 1996 Maungakiekie
Onslow Wellington 1946 1996 Ohariu-Belmont
Oroua Manawatū-Whanganui 1902 1938
Otago Otago 1978 2008 Waitaki
Otago Central Otago 1911 1978 Otago
Otahuhu Auckland 1938 1984 Panmure
Ōtaki Wellington and Manawatū-Whanganui 1893 Current
Otara Auckland 1984 1996 Mangere
Owairaka Auckland 1996 1999 Mount Roskill and Mount Albert
Pahiatua Manawatū-Whanganui and Wellington 1896 1996
Pakuranga Auckland 1963 Current
Palmerston North (formerly Palmerston) Manawatū-Whanganui 1890 Current
Panmure Auckland 1984 1996 Maungakiekie
Panmure-Ōtāhuhu (formerly Manukau East) Auckland 2020 Current
Papakura Auckland 1978 Current
Papanui Canterbury 1969 1984 Christchurch North
Papatoetoe Auckland 1978 1996 Manukau East
Pareora Canterbury 1893 1896
Parnell Auckland 1861 1954
Patea Taranaki 1893 1963 Waimarino
Pencarrow Wellington 1978 1996 Hutt South
Peninsula Otago 1881 1893
Pensioner Settlements Auckland 1853 1870
Petone Wellington 1946 1978 Pencarrow and Western Hutt
Piako Waikato 1946 2008
Picton Marlborough 1861 1887
Ponsonby Auckland 1887 1963 Grey Lynn
Porirua Wellington 1860 1996
Port Hills Canterbury 2008 2020 Banks Peninsula
Port Waikato Auckland and Waikato 1996 Current
Raglan Auckland and Waikato 1860 1996 Port Waikato
Rakaia Canterbury 1972 2008
Rangiora Canterbury 1963 1996 Waimakariri
Rangiriri Auckland 1978 1984 Raglan and Franklin
Rangitata Canterbury 1887 Current
Rangitīkei Manawatū-Whanganui 1861 Current
Remuera Auckland 1938 1996 Epsom
Remutaka (formerly Rimutaka) Wellington 1996 Current
Riccarton Canterbury 1893 1978
Riverton Southland 1866 1881
Rodney Auckland 1871 2020 Whangaparāoa
Rongotai Wellington 1996 Current
Roskill Auckland 1919 1996 Owairaka
Roslyn Otago 1866 1890
Rotorua Bay of Plenty 1919 Current
Ruahine Manawatū-Whanganui 1972 1978 Rangitikei
St Albans Canterbury 1881 1996 Christchurch Central
St Kilda Otago 1946 1996 Dunedin South
Selwyn Canterbury 1866 Current
Southland Southland and Otago 2020 Current
South Canterbury Canterbury 1969 1978 Ashburton and Waitaki
Southern Division Auckland 1853 1860 Franklin and Raglan
Stanmore Canterbury 1881 1887
Stratford Taranaki 1908 1978
Suburbs of Auckland Auckland 1853 1860
Suburbs of Nelson Nelson 1861
Sydenham Canterbury 1881 1996 Wigram
Taieri Otago 1866 Current
Takanini Auckland 2020 Current
Tāmaki Auckland 1946 Current
Taranaki Taranaki and Manawatū-Whanganui 1881 1996 Taranaki-King Country
Taranaki-King Country Taranaki and Waikato 1996 Current
Tarawera Bay of Plenty and ? 1978 1996 Rotorua
Tasman Tasman and Marlborough 1972 1996 West Coast-Tasman
Taumarunui Manawatū-Whanganui 1908 1919
Taupō Waikato 1963 Current
Tauranga Bay of Plenty 1881 Current
Te Aro Wellington 1881 1890 City of Wellington
Te Aroha Waikato 1890 1893
Te Atatū Auckland 1978 Current
Temuka Canterbury 1911 1946 Ashburton and Waimate
Tukituki Hawke's Bay 1996 Current
Thames Waikato 1871 1946
Thorndon Wellington 1881 1890
Timaru Canterbury 1861 1996 Aoraki
Titirangi Auckland 1987 2002 New Lynn
Tongariro Waikato and ? 1984 1996 Taupo
Totara West Coast 1871 1881 Hokitika
Tuapeka Otago 1871 1911 Otago Central
Upper Harbour Auckland 2014 Current
Waiapu Gisborne, Hawke's Bay (and Bay of Plenty?) 1893 1908 Bay of Plenty and Gisborne
Waihemo Otago 1887 1902
Waikaia Southland 1871 1890
Waikaremoana Hawke's Bay ? Bay of Plenty ? Waikato ? 1984 1996 Taupo
Waikato Waikato 1871 Current
Waikouaiti Otago 1866 1908
Waimakariri Canterbury 1996 Current
Waimarino Manawatū-Whanganui and ? 1911 1972 Rangitikei and King Country
Waimate Canterbury 1881 1957 Timaru
Waimea Nelson 1853 1887
Waimea-Picton Marlborough and Nelson 1887 1893
Waimea Sounds Marlborough and Nelson 1893 1896
Waipa Waikato 1876 1996
Waipareira Auckland 1996 1999 Te Atatū
Waipawa Hawke's Bay 1881 1946 Hawkes Bay
Wairarapa Wellington, Manawatū-Whanganui and Hawke's Bay 1859* Current
Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay Wellington and Hawke's Bay 1853 1859 County of Hawke and Wairarapa
Wairarapa North Wellington and ? 1881 1887 Masterton
Wairarapa South Wellington 1881 1887 Wairarapa
Wairau Marlborough 1853 1938 Marlborough
Waitakere Auckland 1946 2014 Kelston
Waitaki Otago and Canterbury 1871 Current
Waitemata Auckland 1871 1978 Helensville
Waitomo Waikato and 1919 1972 King Country
Waitotara Taranaki 1881 1996
Wakanui Canterbury 1881 1887
Wakatipu Otago 1871 1928 Central Otago
Wallace Southland 1858 1996 Clutha-Southland electorate
Wanganui and Rangitikei Taranaki and Manawatū-Whanganui 1853 1960 Rangitikei and Wanganui
Whanganui (formerly Wanganui) Taranaki and Manawatū-Whanganui 1860 Current
Wellington Wellington 1853 1905
Wellington Central Wellington 1905 Current
Wellington Country Wellington 1853 1881
Wellington East Wellington 1887 1946 Miramar
Wellington-Karori Wellington 1993 1996 Wellington Central
Wellington North Wellington 1905 1946
Wellington South Wellington 1881 1946 Island Bay
Wellington South and Suburbs Wellington 1887 1890
Wellington Suburbs Wellington 1893 1946 Onslow
Wellington Suburbs and Country Wellington 1911 1919 Wellington Suburbs and Otaki
Wellington West Wellington 1938 1946 Karori
West Auckland Auckland 1984 1993 Henderson
West Coast West Coast 1972 1996 West Coast-Tasman
West Coast-Tasman West Coast and Tasman 1996 Current
Western Hutt Wellington 1969 1996 Hutt South and Ohariu-Belmont
Westland West Coast 1866 1972 West Coast and Tasman
Westland Boroughs West Coast 1866 1870
Westland North West Coast 1868 1870 Grey Valley, Buller and Waimea
Westland South West Coast 1868 1870
Whanganui (formerly Wanganui) Manawatū-Whanganui and Taranaki 1860 Current
Whangaparāoa Auckland 2020 Current
Whangārei (formerly Whangarei) Northland 1972 Current
Wigram Canterbury 1969 Current
Woodville Manawatū-Whanganui 1887 1890
Yaldhurst Canterbury 1978 1996 Ilam

Māori electorates change

Electorate name Area Established Abolished Replaced with
Northern Maori Northland and Auckland 1868 1996 Te Tai Tokerau
Eastern Maori Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne 1868 1996 Te Tai Rawhiti and Te Puku O Te Whenua
Western Maori Taranaki, Manawatū-Whanganui 1868 1996 Te Tai Hauāuru and Te Puku O Te Whenua
Southern Maori South Island and Stewart Island 1868 1996 Te Tai Tonga and Te Puku O Te Whenua
Hauraki Auckland and Waikato 1999 2002 Tāmaki Makaurau and Tainui
Tainui Auckland and Waikato 2002 2008 Hauraki-Waikato
Te Puku O Te Whenua Lower North Island 1996 1999 Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Te Tai Rawhiti Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Waikato 1996 1999 Waiariki and Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

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