Waitaki (New Zealand electorate)

Last updated
Waitaki electorate boundaries used since the 2014 election Waitaki electorate, 2014.svg
Waitaki electorate boundaries used since the 2014 election

Waitaki is an electorate for the New Zealand House of Representatives that crosses the boundary of North Otago and South Canterbury towns on the East Coast of the South Island. The electorate was first established for the 1871 election that determined the 5th New Zealand Parliament. It has been abolished and re-established several times and in its early years was a two-member electorate for two parliamentary terms. The current electorate has existed since the 2008 election and is held by Jacqui Dean of the National Party.

New Zealand House of Representatives Sole chamber of New Zealand Parliament

The New Zealand House of Representatives is a component of the New Zealand Parliament, along with the Sovereign. The House passes all laws, provides ministers to form a Cabinet, and supervises the work of the Government. It is also responsible for adopting the state's budgets and approving the state's accounts.

Otago Region of New Zealand in South Island

Otago is a region of New Zealand in the south of the South Island administered by the Otago Regional Council. It has an area of approximately 32,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi), making it the country's third largest local government region. Its population was 229,200 in June 2018.

Canterbury, New Zealand Region of New Zealand in South Island

Canterbury is a region of New Zealand, located in the central-eastern South Island. The region covers an area of 44,508 square kilometres (17,185 sq mi), and is home to a population of 624,000.

Contents

Population centres

Through an amendment in the Electoral Act in 1965, the number of electorates in the South Island was fixed at 25, an increase of one since the 1962 electoral redistribution. [1] It was accepted that through the more rapid population growth in the North Island, the number of its electorates would continue to increase, and to keep proportionality, three new electorates were allowed for in the 1967 electoral redistribution for the next election. [2] In the North Island, five electorates were newly created and one electorate was reconstituted while three electorates were abolished. [3] In the South Island, three electorates were newly created and one electorate was reconstituted while three electorates were abolished (including Waitaki). [4] The overall effect of the required changes was highly disruptive to existing electorates, with all but three electorates having their boundaries altered. [5] These changes came into effect with the 1969 election. [2]

South Island Southernmost of the two main islands in New Zealand

The South Island, also officially named Te Waipounamu, is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand in surface area; the other being the smaller but more populous North Island. It is bordered to the north by Cook Strait, to the west by the Tasman Sea, and to the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The South Island covers 150,437 square kilometres (58,084 sq mi), making it the world's 12th-largest island. It has a temperate climate.

North Island The northern of the two main islands of New Zealand

The North Island, also officially named Te Ika-a-Māui, is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the larger but much less populous South Island by Cook Strait. The island's area is 113,729 square kilometres (43,911 sq mi), making it the world's 14th-largest island. It has a population of 3,749,200.

1969 New Zealand general election

The 1969 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of Parliament's 36th term. It saw the Second National Government headed by Prime Minister Keith Holyoake of the National Party win a fourth consecutive term.

This current Waitaki electorate is the successor to parts of the old Otago electorate, with parts of central Otago moving into Clutha-Southland, and the boundary extended far up the South Canterbury coast, to just outside Timaru. The electorate was last re-established for the 2008 election. The 2006 census showed that there has been a general northwards population movement. Even though the number of South Island electorates is fixed, the decline in the population of electorates from Rakaia south has resulted in the boundaries of electorates from Invercargill north to Rakaia shifting northwards. However, Waitaki ended up over quota in the 2013 census and redistribution resulted in all communities south of and including Herbert being ceded to Dunedin North. [6]

Otago was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate first created for the 1978 election, which was replaced by the Waitaki electorate and Clutha-Southland electorates for the 2008 election. Its last representative was Jacqui Dean of the National Party.

Clutha-Southland Current New Zealand electorate

Clutha-Southland is a parliamentary constituency returning one member to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Clutha Southland is Hamish Walker of the National Party. He has held the seat since the 2017 general election.

Timaru Secondary urban area in Canterbury, New Zealand

Timaru is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres (98 mi) southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres (122 mi) northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. The Timaru urban area is home to 29,100 people, and is the largest urban area in South Canterbury, and the second largest in the Canterbury Region overall, after Christchurch. The city is the seat of the Timaru District, which includes the surrounding rural area and the towns of Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka, which combined has a total population of 47,300.

The largest town in the electorate is Oamaru (pop. 13,950). Other towns include Geraldine (2,500), Twizel (1,280), Wanaka (8,890), Waimate (2,890), Cromwell (5,160) and Alexandra (5,510).

Oamaru Town in Otago, New Zealand

Oamaru is the largest town in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, it is the main town in the Waitaki District. It is 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Timaru and 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Dunedin on the Pacific coast; State Highway 1 and the railway Main South Line connect it to both cities. With a population of 13,950, Oamaru is the 28th largest urban area in New Zealand, and the third largest in Otago behind Dunedin and Queenstown.

Geraldine, New Zealand Town in Canterbury, New Zealand

Geraldine is a town in the Canterbury Region in the South Island of New Zealand. It is about 140 km south of Christchurch, and inland from Timaru, which is 35 km to the south.

Twizel Place in Canterbury, New Zealand

Twizel is the largest town in the Mackenzie District, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. The town was founded in 1968 to house construction workers on the Upper Waitaki Hydroelectric Scheme. Twizel has a resident population of 1,280 ; during the summer, holidaymakers nearly triple the town's population.

History

The Waitaki electorate has existed four times: in 1871 to 1946; [7] in 1957 to 1969; in 1978 to 1996 and lastly since 2008.

1871 New Zealand general election New Zealand general election

The New Zealand general election of 1871 was held between 14 January and 23 February to elect 78 MPs across 72 electorates to the fifth session of the New Zealand Parliament. 41,527 electors were registered.

1946 New Zealand general election

The 1946 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the New Zealand Parliament's 28th term. It saw the governing Labour Party re-elected, but by a substantially narrower margin than in the three previous elections. The National Party continued its gradual rise.

1957 New Zealand general election

The 1957 New Zealand general election was a nationwide vote to determine the shape of the New Zealand Parliament's 32nd term. It saw the governing National Party narrowly defeated by the Labour Party. The 1957 elections marked the beginning of the second Labour government, although this administration was to last only a single term.

The first election in the electorate was contested by William Steward and Macassey in 1871, with Steward being successful. [8]

William Steward (New Zealand politician) New Zealand politician

Sir William Jukes Steward was a New Zealand politician and the first Liberal Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He represented South Canterbury electorates in Parliament for a total of 34 years, before being appointed to the Legislative Council. He served briefly on the Otago Provincial Council and was Mayor of Oamaru for three years.

The next election was held in early January 1876. Waitaki had become a two-member electorate, and four candidates put their names forward. Steward and Joseph O'Meagher contested the election as abolitionists (i.e. they were in favour of abolishing the provincial government), while Thomas William Hislop and Samuel Shrimski were provincialists (i.e. they favoured the retention of provincial government). [9] The provincialists won the election by quite some margin. [10]

Hislop and Shrimski were both confirmed in the 1879 election, [11] but Hislop resigned on 28 April 1880 "for private reasons". [12] [13] The resulting 1880 by-election was won by George Jones. [14]

From 1881 onwards, the electorate became a single-member constituency again. [7] Thomas Young Duncan won the 1881 election and the two subsequent elections. [15] In the 1887 election, Duncan was opposed by John Reid, [16] but defeated him by 705 to 676 votes. [17] In the 1890 election, Duncan successfully contested the Oamaru electorate instead, [18] with John McKenzie taking Waitaki. McKenzie had previously held Waihemo and went back to that electorate again for the 1893 election. [19]

William Steward, who was the first representative of the electorate, had since 1881 represented Waimate. He returned to Waitaki for the 1893 election, was successful and also won the five subsequent elections. He held the electorate until 1911. He was appointed to the Legislative Council in the following year, but died within months of the appointment. [20]

Francis Henry Smith succeeded Steward in the 1911 election. At the next election in 1914, Smith stood unsuccessfully in the Timaru electorate. The Waitaki electorate was won by John Anstey that year. At the 1919 election, Anstey was defeated by John Bitchener, who held Waitaki until he was defeated in the 1935 election by David Barnes. Barnes, in turn, held the electorate for one parliamentary term and was defeated in the 1938 election by David Campbell Kidd. At the final count, Kidd had a majority of 10 votes, and Barnes applied for a magisterial recount; this increased the 1938 result to a majority of 14 votes. [21] Kidd represented Waitaki until 1946, when the electorate was abolished and he successfully stood in Waimate instead.

Waitaki was re-established for the 1957 election and was won by Thomas Hayman, who had previously represented Oamaru. Hayman died in office on 2 January 1962 and was succeeded by Allan Dick, who won the 1962 by-election. Dick held the electorate until 1969, when it was abolished again.

The electorate was re-established for the 1978 general election. Jonathan Elworthy of the National Party was the successful candidate. Elworthy was re-elected in the 1981 general election, but defeated in the 1984 general election by Labour's Jim Sutton. Sutton was re-elected in the 1987 general election, but lost to National's Alec Neill in the 1990 general election. Neill was re-elected in the 1993 general election. At the end of the next term, in 1996, the electorate was abolished again. Neill failed to be selected by the National Party as a candidate for any of the electorates for the 1996 general election.

With the advent of Mixed-member proportional representation (MMP) voting system in 1996 and the resulting reduction in the number of constituencies, the electorate was split in half; the town of Oamaru was pulled into the resized Otago electorate and the balance was transferred into the new Aoraki electorate.

The Waitaki electorate was re-established for the 2008 election, and Jacqui Dean, incumbent since the 2005 election in the Otago electorate won the election with a large majority against Labour's David Parker. [22] Dean increased her majority in the 2011 election against Labour's Barry Monks. [23] Dean was confirmed as the electorate's representative in the 2014 election. [24]

Members of parliament

Key

  Independent     Liberal     Reform   
  Labour     National   

single-member electorate

ElectionWinner
1871 election William Steward

multi-member electorate

ElectionWinners
1876 election Samuel Shrimski Thomas Hislop
1879 election
1880 by-election George Jones

single-member electorate

ElectionWinner
1881 election Thomas Duncan
1884 election
1887 election
1890 election John McKenzie
1893 election William Steward
1896 election
1899 election
1902 election
1905 election
1908 election
1911 election Francis Smith
1914 election John Anstey
1919 election John Bitchener
1922 election
1925 election
1928 election
1931 election
1935 election David Barnes
1938 election David Kidd
1943 election
(electorate abolished 1946-1957)
1957 election Thomas Hayman
1960 election
1962 by-election Allan Dick
1963 election
1966 election
(electorate abolished 1969-1978)
1978 election Jonathan Elworthy
1981 election
1984 election Jim Sutton
1987 election
1990 election Alec Neill
1993 election
(electorate abolished 1996-2008)
2008 election Jacqui Dean
2011 election
2014 election
2017 election

List MPs

Members of Parliament elected from party lists in elections where that person also unsuccessfully contested the Waitaki electorate. Unless otherwise stated, all MPs terms began and ended at general elections.

ElectionMembers
2008 election David Parker

Election results

2017 election

2017 general election: Waitaki [25]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Jacqui Dean 24,87056.98-5.2523,86553.80-3.17
Labour Zélie Allan12,05427.62+7.6513,24130.08+12.07
Green Pat Wall2,4985.72-6.652,3285.29-5.73
NZ First Alex Familton2,4735.672,8926.57-0.38
Opportunities Kevin Neill1,1342.601,1342.58
Conservative Raymond Lum1570.36-3.23910.21-4.17
Democrats Hessel Van Wieren950.22-0.42180.04-0.17
Legalise Cannabis  1150.26-0.26
ACT  1090.25-0.02
Ban 1080  860.20-0.16
Māori  780.18-0.08
Outdoors  470.11
United Future  330.07-0.17
People's Party  170.04
Internet  80.02
Mana  70.02
Informal votes366134
Total Valid votes43,64744,023
National holdMajority12,81629.36-12.90

2014 election

2014 general election: Waitaki [26]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Jacqui Dean 24,54762.23+0.7822,65656.97+1.68
Labour Glenda Alexander7,87919.97-4.057,16218.01-3.41
Green Sue Coutts4,87812.37+2.234,38611.02-0.88
Conservative Donald Aubrey1,4173.59+1.581,7414.38+1.53
Democrats Hessel van Wieren2530.64+0.18860.21+0.02
NZ First  2,7636.95+1.73
Legalise Cannabis  2080.52-0.05
Internet Mana  1590.40+0.27
Ban 1080  1430.36+0.36
ACT  1060.27-0.85
Māori  1040.26-0.09
United Future  940.24-0.58
Civilian  160.04+0.04
Independent Coalition  100.03+0.03
Focus  50.01+0.01
Informal votes471130
Total Valid votes39,44539,769
National holdMajority16,66842.26+4.87

2011 election

2011 general election: Waitaki [27]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Jacqui Dean 23,21961.45+1.3121,30955.29+3.92
Labour Barry Monks9,07624.02-8.058,25721.42-8.65
Green Sue Coutts3,83010.14+5.264,58711.90+4.89
Conservative Jesse Misa7602.01+2.011,1002.85+2.85
Independent David Ford5311.41
ACT Colin Nicholls1980.52-0.794321.12-2.48
Democrats Hessel van Wieren1720.46+0.10740.19+0.08
NZ First  2,0105.22+1.58
United Future  3170.82+0.12
Legalise Cannabis  2180.57+0.13
Māori  1360.35-0.15
Mana  520.13+0.13
Libertarianz  260.07+0.03
Alliance  230.06-0.07
Informal votes883338
Total Valid votes37,78638,541
National holdMajority14,14337.43+9.36

Electorate (as at 26 November 2011): 49,508 [28]

2008 election

2008 general election: Waitaki [29]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green check.svgY or Red x.svgN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

PartyCandidateVotes%±%Party votes%±%
National Green check.svgY Jacqui Dean 23,64960.1320,42651.37
Labour David Parker 12,61032.0611,96030.08
Green Oliver Briggs1,9164.872,7877.01
ACT John Fraser5161.311,4323.60
Progressive Claire Main3330.853820.96
Democrats Hessel Van Wieren1400.36440.11
Alliance Norman MacRitchie930.24530.13
Direct Democracy Simon Guy700.18
NZ First  1,4473.64
United Future  2800.70
Bill and Ben  2630.66
Māori  1990.50
Kiwi  1800.45
Legalise Cannabis  1730.44
Family Party  870.22
Libertarianz  150.04
Workers Party  150.04
Pacific  140.04
RONZ  50.01
RAM  10.003
Informal votes361185
Total Valid votes39,32739,763
National win new seatMajority11,03928.07

1987 election

1987 general election: Waitaki
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jim Sutton 10,188 48.3 +2.8
National D W Taylor10,09947.9+5.7
Democrats D A Wood7023.3+/-0
Wizard PartyD J Holden990.5+0.5
Majority890.4
Turnout 93.8
Registered electors 22,735

1984 election

1984 general election: Waitaki
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Jim Sutton 8,710 45.1 +2.8
National Jonathan Elworthy 8,14942.2-1.7
NZ Party D W Wootton1,8179.4+9.4
Social Credit P N Gould6373.3-10.5
Majority5612.9
Turnout 95.9
Registered electors 20,338

1981 election

1981 general election: Waitaki
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Jonathan Elworthy 8,463 43.9 +1.0
Labour Jim Sutton 8,15842.3+6.1
Social Credit P N Gould2,67013.8-5.9
Majority3051.6
Turnout 92.4
Registered electors 20,939

1978 election

1978 general election: Waitaki
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Jonathan Elworthy 8,375 42.9
Labour W R Laney7,06036.2
Social Credit S R Stevens3,84119.7
Values I B Roger2371.2
Majority1,3156.7
Turnout 74.0
Registered electors 26,477

1966 election

1966 general election: Waitaki
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Allan Dick 7,574 48.4 -4.2
Labour Stan Rodger 5,58535.7-4.4
Social Credit B R Milmine2,48915.9+8.6
Majority1,98912.7
Turnout 90.9
Registered electors 17,252

1963 election

1963 general election: Waitaki
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Allan Dick 8,505 52.6 +0.7
Labour K S Lysaght6,48640.1+0.3
Social Credit W J Julius1,1847.3-1.0
Majority2,01912.5
Turnout 92.3
Registered electors 17,590

1962 by-election

1962 Waitaki by-election [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Allan Dick 6,359 45.49
Labour Sir Basil Arthur 5,95742.61
Social Credit Alfred William Barwood1,66411.90
Majority4022.88
Informal votes420.30
Turnout 14,02277.80
Registered electors 18,023
National hold Swing

1960 election

1960 general election: Waitaki
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Thomas Hayman 8,492 51.9 -0.2
Labour Les McKay6,52039.8-1.6
Social Credit Alfred William Barwood1,3588.3+1.8
Majority1,97212.1
Turnout 94.6
Registered electors 17,376

1957 election

1957 general election: Waitaki
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Thomas Hayman 7,942 52.1
Labour A G Braddick6,32441.4
Social Credit Maurice John Hayes9906.5
Majority1,61810.7
Turnout 95.7
Registered electors 16,007

1931 election

1931 general election: Waitaki [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Reform John Bitchener 3,892 45.80 -11.84
Labour Alexander McLean Paterson [32] 3,00735.38
United G. S. McKenzie1,59918.82
Majority88510.41-4.86
Informal votes260.31-2.67
Turnout 8,52487.92-2.27
Registered electors 9,695

1899 election

1899 general election: Waitaki [33] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal William Steward 2,139 63.32 +5.49
Conservative John Campbell71221.08
Independent Liberal Stephen Boreham 52715.60
Majority1,42742.24+13.53
Turnout 3,37874.59-4.99
Registered electors 4,529

1896 election

1896 general election: Waitaki [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal William Steward 999 57.83
Conservative Duncan Sutherland1,01329.12
Liberal Charles Vincent Clarke [36] 2998.59
Conservative Harry R Parker1554.46
Majority99928.72
Informal votes
Registered electors 4,372 [37]
Turnout 3,47979.57

1890 election

1890 general election: Waitaki [38]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal John McKenzie 708 50.53
Conservative John Channing Buckland 35625.41
Independent George Bruce33724.05
Majority35225.12
Turnout 1,40160.96
Registered electors 2,298

Notes

  1. McRobie 1989, pp. 108, 111, 112.
  2. 1 2 McRobie 1989, p. 111.
  3. McRobie 1989, pp. 107, 111.
  4. McRobie 1989, pp. 108, 112.
  5. McRobie 1989, pp. 111f.
  6. Report of the Representation Commission 2014 (PDF). Representation Commission. 4 April 2014. p. 10. ISBN   978-0-477-10414-2 . Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  7. 1 2 Scholefield 1950, p. 166.
  8. "Waitaki District". North Otago Times. XV (597). 7 February 1871. p. 2. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  9. "Latest Telegrams". The Southland Times (2247). 27 December 1875. p. 2. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  10. "Waitaki Election. Declaration of the Poll". North Otago Times. XXIII (1170). 12 January 1876. p. 2. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  11. Scholefield 1950, pp. 114, 139.
  12. Scholefield 1950, p. 114.
  13. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand 1897, p. 83.
  14. Scholefield 1950, p. 117.
  15. Wilson 1985, p. 194.
  16. "Waitaki". The Star (6034). 16 September 1887. p. 3. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  17. "Elections". West Coast Times (6608). 28 September 1887. p. 2. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  18. Scholefield 1950, p. 104.
  19. Scholefield 1950, p. 123.
  20. Scholefield 1950, pp. 86, 140.
  21. "Waitaki Seat". Auckland Star . LXIX (260). 3 November 1938. p. 5. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  22. "Jacqui Dean wins rejigged Waitaki seat in a landslide". The Southland Times . 9 November 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  23. Bruce, David (28 November 2011). "Dean has eye on Cabinet post". Otago Daily Times . Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  24. "Latest results: Waitaki". Otago Daily Times . 20 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  25. 2017 election results
  26. 2014 election results
  27. 2011 election results
  28. "Enrolment statistics". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  29. 2008 election results
  30. Norton 1988, p. 377.
  31. The General Election, 1931. Government Printer. 1932. p. 5. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  32. Facer, Wayne Arthur Pickard (2012). "In New Zealand: Timaru 1923–1925". William Jellie: Unitarian, Scholar and Educator (PDF) (M.Phil.). Massey University . Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  33. "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 3. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  34. "Waitaki Electoral District". The Timaru Herald . LXII (3123). 1 December 1899. p. 1. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  35. "Electoral District of Waitaki". The Oamaru Mail . XXI (6764). 11 December 1896. p. 3. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  36. "Waitaki Electoral District". The Oamaru Mail . XXI (6750). 11 December 1896. p. 3. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  37. McRobie 1989, p. 64.
  38. "The General Election, 1890". National Library. 1891. Retrieved 25 February 2012.

Related Research Articles

1899 New Zealand general election

The New Zealand general election of 1899 was held on 6 and 19 December in the European and Māori electorates, respectively, to elect 74 MPs to the 14th session of the New Zealand Parliament. The election was again won by the Liberal Party, and Richard Seddon remained Prime Minister.

Ashburton was a New Zealand electorate, first created in 1881 and centred on the South Island town of Ashburton.

Thomas William Hislop New Zealand politician

Thomas William Hislop was the Mayor of Wellington from 1905 to 1908, and had represented two South Island electorates in the New Zealand Parliament.

Rangitata (New Zealand electorate)

Rangitata is an electorate in the South Island of New Zealand. It first existed for two parliamentary terms in the late 19th century and was re-established for the 2008 general election. It largely replaced the Aoraki electorate, but included parts of the Rakaia electorate as well. It is held by Andrew Falloon of the National Party. Rangitata is a relatively safe National seat, though not as safe relative to its surrounding neighbours Selwyn and Waitaki due to both Timaru and Temuka being Labour Party strongholds.

South Canterbury is a former parliamentary electorate, in South Canterbury, New Zealand. It existed for three parliamentary terms from 1969 to 1978.

Port Chalmers then Chalmers was a parliamentary electorate in the Otago Region of New Zealand, from 1866 to 1938. It was centred on the town of Port Chalmers, the main port of Dunedin and Otago.

Temuka was a parliamentary electorate in the Canterbury region of New Zealand from 1911 to 1946. The electorate was represented by four Members of Parliament.

Newtown was a parliamentary electorate in Wellington, New Zealand from 1902 to 1908.

Dunedin or the City of Dunedin or the Town of Dunedin was a parliamentary electorate in the city of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand. It was one of the original electorates created in 1853 and existed, with two breaks, until 1905. It was the only New Zealand electorate that was created as a single-member, two-member and three member electorate.

Roslyn was a parliamentary electorate in the city of Dunedin in the Otago region of New Zealand from 1866 to 1890.

Oamaru was a parliamentary electorate in the Otago region of New Zealand, during three periods between 1866 and 1978.

Waimate was a parliamentary electorate in the Canterbury region of New Zealand from 1881 to 1893 and from 1946 to 1957. It was represented by three Members of Parliament

Samuel Shrimski New Zealand politician

Samuel Edward Shrimski was a 19th-century Member of Parliament and then a Member of the Legislative Council from Otago, New Zealand.

The 8th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament.

The 9th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand.

13th New Zealand Parliament

The 13th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1896 general election in December of that year.

14th New Zealand Parliament

The 14th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1899 general election in December of that year.

1885 Oamaru by-election New Zealand by-election

The Oamaru by-election 1885 was a by-election held in the Oamaru electorate during the 9th New Zealand Parliament, on 20 May 1885. The by-election was caused by the resignation of the incumbent, Samuel Shrimski, who was appointed to the Legislative Council, and was won by Thomas William Hislop.

References