New Zealand electorates

voting district for elections to the New Zealand Parliament

An electorate or electoral district (Māori: rohe pōti) is a geographical constituency used for electing members (MPs) to the New Zealand Parliament.[1] The size of electorates depends on that all electorates have about the same population.

The 72 electorates are made up from 65 general and seven Māori electorates. The number of electorates increases with national population growth; the number was increased from 71 to 72 starting at the 2020 general election.

List of electorates change

Below is a list of current general and Māori electorates.

General electorates change

Electorate Region Namesake MP Party
Auckland Central Auckland Auckland Chlöe Swarbrick Green
Banks Peninsula Canterbury Banks Peninsula Vanessa Weenink National
Bay of Plenty Bay of Plenty Bay of Plenty Tom Rutherford National
Botany Auckland Botany Downs Christopher Luxon National
Christchurch Central Canterbury Christchurch Duncan Webb Labour
Christchurch East Canterbury Christchurch Reuben Davidson Labour
Coromandel Waikato Coromandel Peninsula Scott Simpson National
Dunedin Otago Dunedin Rachel Brooking Labour
East Coast Gisborne and Bay of Plenty East Coast Dana Kirkpatrick National
East Coast Bays Auckland East Coast Bays Erica Stanford National
Epsom Auckland Epsom David Seymour ACT
Hamilton East Waikato Hamilton Ryan Hamilton National
Hamilton West Waikato Hamilton Tama Potaka National
Hutt South Wellington Hutt Valley Chris Bishop National
Ilam Canterbury Ilam Hamish Campbell National
Invercargill Southland Invercargill Penny Simmonds National
Kaikōura Marlborough and Canterbury Kaikōura Stuart Smith National
Kaipara ki Mahurangi Auckland Kaipara Harbour and Mahurangi Harbour Chris Penk National
Kelston Auckland Kelston Carmel Sepuloni Labour
Mana Wellington Mana Island Barbara Edmonds Labour
Māngere Auckland Māngere Lemauga Lydia Sosene Labour
Manurewa Auckland Manurewa Arena Williams Labour
Maungakiekie Auckland Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill Greg Fleming National
Mt Albert Auckland Ōwairaka / Mount Albert Helen White Labour
Mt Roskill Auckland Puketāpapa (Mount Roskill) Carlos Cheung National
Napier Hawke's Bay Napier Katie Nimon National
Nelson Nelson and Tasman Nelson Rachel Boyack Labour
New Lynn Auckland New Lynn Paulo Garcia National
New Plymouth Taranaki New Plymouth David MacLeod National
North Shore Auckland North Shore Simon Watts National
Northcote Auckland Northcote Dan Bidois National
Northland Northland Northland Region Grant McCallum National
Ōhāriu Wellington Ohariu Greg O'Connor Labour
Ōtaki Wellington and Manawatū-Whanganui Ōtaki River Tim Costley National
Pakuranga Auckland Pakuranga Simeon Brown National
Palmerston North Manawatū-Whanganui Palmerston North Tangi Utikere Labour
Panmure-Ōtāhuhu Auckland Panmure and Ōtāhuhu Jenny Salesa Labour
Papakura Auckland Papakura Judith Collins National
Port Waikato Auckland and Waikato Port Waikato Andrew Bayly National
Rangitata Canterbury Rangitata River James Meager National
Rangitīkei Manawatū-Whanganui Rangitīkei River Suze Redmayne National
Remutaka Wellington Remutaka Range Chris Hipkins Labour
Rongotai Wellington and the Chatham Islands Rongotai Julie Anne Genter Green
Rotorua Bay of Plenty Rotorua Todd McClay National
Selwyn Canterbury Selwyn River Nicola Grigg National
Southland Southland and Otago Southland Region Joseph Mooney National
Taieri Otago Taieri River Ingrid Leary Labour
Takanini Auckland Takanini Rima Nakhle National
Tāmaki Auckland Tamaki River Brooke van Velden ACT
Taranaki-King Country Taranaki and Waikato Taranaki region and King Country Barbara Kuriger National
Taupō Waikato Lake Taupō Louise Upston National
Tauranga Bay of Plenty Tauranga Sam Uffindell National
Te Atatū Auckland Te Atatū Peninsula Phil Twyford Labour
Tukituki Hawke's Bay Tukituki River Catherine Wedd National
Upper Harbour Auckland Upper Waitematā Harbour Cameron Brewer National
Waikato Waikato Waikato River Tim van de Molen National
Waimakariri Canterbury Waimakariri River Matt Doocey National
Wairarapa Wellington, Manawatū-Whanganui and Hawke's Bay Lake Wairarapa Mike Butterick National
Waitaki Otago and Canterbury Waitaki River Miles Anderson National
Wellington Central Wellington Wellington Tamatha Paul Green
West Coast-Tasman West Coast and Tasman West Coast region and Tasman district Maureen Pugh National
Whanganui Manawatū-Whanganui and Taranaki Whanganui River Carl Bates National
Whangaparāoa Auckland Whangaparāoa Peninsula Mark Mitchell National
Whangārei Northland Whangārei Shane Reti National
Wigram Canterbury Wigram Megan Woods Labour

Māori electorates change

Electorate Region Namesake/translation MP Party
Te Tai Tokerau Northland and Auckland "northern district" Mariameno Kapa-Kingi Māori
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Auckland (Māori name) Takutai Moana Kemp Māori
Hauraki-Waikato Auckland and Waikato Hauraki Gulf and Waikato River Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke Māori
Waiariki Bay of Plenty and Waikato "chiefly waters" Rawiri Waititi Māori
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, Manawatū-Whanganui and Wellington long (roa) eastern (rāwhiti) electorate of the North Island/Te Ika-a-Māui Cushla Tangaere-Manuel Labour
Te Tai Hauāuru Taranaki, Waikato, Manawatū-Whanganui and Wellington "western district" Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Māori
Te Tai Tonga The South Island, Wellington and the Chatham Islands "southern district" Tākuta Ferris Māori

References change

  1. "Electoral Act 1993 No 87 (as at 01 July 2016), Public Act Contents". New Zealand Legislation. Retrieved 9 February 2017.