Hauraki (New Zealand electorate)
Hauraki is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate, from 1928 to 1987 and 1993 to 1996. In the 1987 general election it was renamed Coromandel, the name that had been used from 1972 to 1981. In 1993 it reverted to Hauraki, but became Coromandel again for the first MMP election in 1996.
In the 1927 electoral redistribution, the North Island gained a further electorate from the South Island due to faster population growth. Five electorates were abolished, two former electorates were re-established, and three electorates, including Hauraki, were created for the first time. These changes came into effect with the 1928 election. In its original form, the electorate extended up the coast to Auckland. Settlements that fell into the Hauraki electorate were Howick, Papatoetoe, Mangere, Manurewa, Brookby, Meremere, Miranda, and Waitakaruru. In the 1937 electoral redistribution, the Hauraki electorate moved significantly south, losing all the South Auckland suburbs to the new Otahuhu electorate, and gaining Morrinsville.
In the 1946 electoral redistribution, the Hauraki electorate moved to the north-east, losing Morrinsville again, but gaining Paeroa and most of the Coromandel Peninsula, including Thames, Whitianga, and Coromandel township.
The 1987 electoral redistribution took the continued population growth in the North Island into account, and two additional general electorates were created, bringing the total number of electorates to 97. In the South Island, the shift of population to Christchurch had continued. Overall, three electorates were newly created, three electorates were recreated, and four electorates were abolished (including Hauraki). All of those electorates were in the North Island. Changes in the South Island were restricted to boundary changes. These changes came into effect with the 1987 election.
The electorate was represented by nine Members of Parliament. The first representative was Arthur Hall, who died in office on 18 April 1931. This caused the 1931 by-election, which was won by Walter William Massey.
Members of Parliament
|1928 election||Arthur Hall|
|1931 by-election||Walter William Massey|
|1935 election||Charles Robert Petrie|
|1938 election||John Manchester Allen|
|1942 by-election||Andrew Sutherland|
|1954 election||Arthur Kinsella|
|1969 election||Leo Schultz|
|1981 election||Graeme Lee|
|1993 election||Warren Kyd|
|(Electorate abolished in 1996; see Coromandel)|
|Labour||Charles Robert Petrie||5,325||45.37||+9.99|
|Labour||Charles Robert Petrie||3,328||35.38||+3.54|
|Labour||Charles Robert Petrie||2,599||31.84|
|Country Party||Alexander Ross||513||6.28|
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