Councils of the Region
Gisborne District Council covers all the Gisborne region.
All councils are required to review their representation arrangements (number of councillors, how they are elected etc.) at least every six years.
Gisborne District Council reviewed its representation arrangements prior to the 2019 triennial local authority elections.
As a result of appeals/objections/referral of proposals not complying with fair representation requirements, the Local Government Commission was required to determine the Gisborne District Council’s final proposal.
Local government reorganisation
The Local Government Commission is currently not considering any reorganisation initiatives or investigation requests relating to the region.
Read more information about each council through the following links: