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REPRESENTATION ACT, 1860.

An Act to make further Provision for the Representation of the People of Neio Zealand in the General Assembly. [October 20, 1860.] Be it enacted by the General Assembly of New Zealand, in Parliament assembled, and by authority of the same, as follows : — 1. Short Title. — The short title of this Act shall be "The Representation Act, 1860." 2. Souse to consist of Fifty-three Members. — After the dissolution of the present Parliament the House of Representatives shall consist of fifty-three members. 3. Electoral Districts established. — For the purposes of the election of members of the said house, the colony shall be divided into forty-three electoral districts, as the same are respectively defined and set forth in the schedule to this Act. 4. Names of Districts and Number of Members. — The names of such electoral districts, and the number of members to be returned by each district respectively, shall be as follows : — 1. Mongonui, .One member. 2. Bay of Islands, One member. 3. Mavsden, One member. 4. Northern Division, Two members. 5. City of Auckland East, One member. 6. City of Auckland West, Two members 7. Parnell, One member. 84 Newton, One member. 9. Pensioner Settlements, One member. 10. Town of Onehunga, One member. 11. Franklin, Two members. 12. Raglan, One member. 13. Grey and Bell, One member. 14. Town of New Plymouth, One member. 15. Omata, One member. 16. Wanganui, One member. 17. Rangitiki, One member. 18. Porirua, One member. 19. City of Wellington, Three members. 20. Hutt, Two members. 21. Wairarapa, One member. 22. Napier, One member. 23. Clive, One member. 24. Collingwood, One member. 25. Motueka, One member. 26. City of Nelson, Two members. 27. Buburbs of Nelson, One member. 28. Waimea, On 6 member. 29. Picton, One member. 30. Wairau, One member. 31. Cheviot, One member. 32. Kaiapoi, One member. 33. Avon, One member. 34. Heathcote, One member. 35. Ellesmere, One member. 36. City of Christchurch, One member. 37. Town of Lyttelton, One member. 38. Akaroa, One member. 39. Timaru, One member. 40. Hampden, One member. 41. Bruce, Two members. 42. City of Dunedin, Two members. 43. Wallace, Two members. 5. Maps of Districts to be made. — The Colonial Secretary shall cause properly authenticated maps of the said electoral districts to be deposited in the office of the clerk of the said house. 6. New Rolls to be formed. — Immediately after^ the passing of this Act, officers to be appointed^ by the Governor for that purpose,

shall form new electoral rolls for the several electoral districts constituted by this Act. 7. Mode of forming New Rolls. — Por the purpose of forming such new electoral rolls the name of every elector registered on the roll for the time being in force of any electoral district as constituted before the passing of this Act, shall be placed on the new electoral roll of that one of the electoral districts constituted by this Act, iv which the tenements or hereditaments in respect whereof he is so registered are situate. 8. Publication and Effect of New Rolls. — Upon such new Electoral Rolls being so formed by each officer appointed as aforesaid, the same shall forthwith be transmitted by such officer to the Colonial Secretary, and shall be published in such convenient manner as the Governor shall direct, and from the day of such publication the Electoral Roll so formed for each district shall be the Electoral Roll to be used for such district for all purposes, until a revised Electoral Roll for the same shall be iv force under the provisions of the law for the time being for the registration of electors. 9. Writs to be Issued. — "Writs shall be issued for the election of members of the House of Representatives in the ensiu'ng Parliament so soon as the new Electoral Rolls shall have been formed as hereinbefore provided for the electoral districts constituted by this Act. 10. If necessary, Governor may issue Writs for a new Parliament loithout reference to this Act. — Provided always, that notwithstanding anything in this Act contained, if it shall appear to the Governor to be necessary to summon a Parliament before new Electoral Rolls for all the electoral districts constituted by this Act shall have been formed and published as hereinbefore provided, it shall be lawful for the Governor from time to time to issue writs for the election of members of the House of Representatives in like manner as if this Act had not been passed ; and in such case no election shall take place under this Act (except such as shall take place under this present provision) until after the dissolution of the Parliament next succeeding this present Parliament. 11. Electoral Districts Act, 1858, repealed. —The "Electoral Districts Act, 1858," is hereby repealed.

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REPRESENTATION ACT, 1860., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XX, Issue 28, 30 March 1861, Supplement

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REPRESENTATION ACT, 1860. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XX, Issue 28, 30 March 1861, Supplement

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