Auckland currently has six wards that have a single elected governing body member - a city councillor.
The wards are: Rodney, Waitematā and Gulf, Ōrākei, Whau, Franklin and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki.
There are seven double-member wards: Albany, North Shore, Howick, Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura, Albert-Eden-Roskill, and Waitākere.
Double-member wards have two elected councillors and on average have a population nearly twice as large as single member wards.
Auckland's double-member wards have an average population of approximately 160,000, while the single-member ward average is 86,000.
Part of the recent Auckland Council electoral review also considered whether any double-member wards should be split into single-member wards. Elected members of single wards have a more focussed area to represent.
Consideration was limited to those wards that could be split along existing local board boundaries (helping to avoid splitting communities of interest), and for which the resulting new wards would still comply with the 10 per cent guideline.
Creating two new wards out of Manukau Ward
Manukau is the only double-member ward that we consider could be split this way.
We propose the Manukau Ward be split into two parts, along the existing boundary of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and Ōtara-Papatoetoe local boards.
This would create two new single-member wards— the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Ward and the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Ward.
Both proposed new wards are already deemed to be communities of interest as they exist as local boards.
The boundaries of the new wards would be exactly the same as the existing local board areas of the same name.
Proposed boundaries of Manukau Ward split - Interactive map
Read more detailed information on this proposal in the consultation documents.
To make a submission on this proposal, see Ways you can have your say on electoral boundaries and representation.