New electoral boundaries announced

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New electoral boundaries have been set for New Zealand for the up coming election.
The new boundaries were needed as some electorates had huge population growth while others areas had lost a lot of people.
A new Upper Harbour electorate has been confirmed for Auckland with Christchurch also having a number of changes.
The decision on the boundaries was made by the representation commission after a long process involving drafts proposals.
The commission say that around 387,000 voters will now be in a different electorate. Auckland will now have 24 electorates.
Mr Kendall said there were also significant changes in Christchurch, because of the population shift out of the Christchurch East, Christchurch Central and Port Hills electorates. The changes will mean that the red zone will be in Christchurch East, rather than Christchurch Central.
Finalising the changes will mean parties can now go ahead with selecting candidates for the seats.
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