Papakura (New Zealand electorate)


Papakura (New Zealand electorate)

Papakura is the name of two seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives, both based around the south Auckland town of Papakura. In an historical sense, the name refers to an electorate that existed between 1978 and 1996, which with the advent of Mixed Member Proportional voting and resulting reduction in the number of constituencies was folded into a new Hunua seat. Hunua was later modified, pulled northwards and renamed Clevedon.

In a modern sense, the name refers to a constituency which will be fought for the first time at the 2008 election. This new Papakura seat is the successor to the old Clevedon seat. It also contains a set of towns to the west of Papakura, namely Drury, Karaka and Kingseat.

History

Members of Parliament for Papakura, 1978-1990

1Robertson defected to the United party in 1995.


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