Masterton (New Zealand electorate)

Masterton (New Zealand electorate)

Masterton was a New Zealand electorate, focused on the town of Masterton and the surrounding area.


The electorate of Masterton was created at the 1887 elections. Its boundaries were roughly based on those of the Wairarapa North electorate that it replaced, although it was not an exact match. The electorate ran from the Tararua ranges down to the sea, with its northern boundary just north of Eketahuna and its southern boundary just south of the largest Wairarapa town of Masterton.

The 1890 elections saw the electorate gain Pahiatua and Woodville, but lose territory on the coast south of Castlepoint. At the 1893 elections, it lost Woodville, and in the 1896 elections, it lost Pahiatua. In the 1911 elections, it lost Castlepoint, leaving it almost landlocked. The electorate cam to an end at the 1946 elections — the town of Masterton itself was moved to the Wairarapa electorate, while the rest was moved to the Pahiatua electorate.

Election results


 Independent    Liberal    Reform    Labour    National  

Election Winner
1887 election George Beetham
1890 election Alexander Wilson Hogg
1893 election
1896 election
1899 election
1902 election
1905 election
1908 election
1911 election George Sykes
1914 election
1919 election
1922 election
1925 election
1928 election
1931 election
1935 election John Robertson
1938 election
1943 election Garnet Hercules Mackley


  • New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840-1984 by J. O. Wilson (1985, 4th edition, Government Printer, Wellington)

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