April 07, 2022
Two Māori seats for Taupō Council
The Local Government Commission has determined Taupō District Council will have a single Māori ward with two councillors for the 2022 and 2025 elections.
The total number of councillors will be 12, with the Tūrangi/Tongariro Ward losing a councillor.
There is no provision for local boards, but the council is developing a Mana Whakahono ā Rohe partnership agreement with Ngāti Tuwharetoa hapū Ngāti Tūrangitukua to create what is effectively a co-governance community board for the Tūrangi township and its immediate surrounds.