A second amendment proposed by the South Island committee to insert the following section after s21:
21A Regional representation
In addition to the positions specified in section 21 above, a region, at an SGM or AGM, may create regional bylaws permitting them to create and fill additional general officer positions to ensure geographic diversity.
The South Island is a geographically large region with members in both Christchurch and Dunedin and so they’re concerned about ensuring that both major centres are represented on its committee. The normal electoral process should cope with this, but this would allow them to appoint someone in the event that it doesn’t.