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Declaration of Candidates for the 2016 Local Authority Elections in the Wairoa District

Nominations have now closed for the 2016 triennial local authority elections. Listed below are details of the confirmed candidates for Wairoa District Council.

Elections will be conducted by postal voting using the first past the post electoral system on Saturday, 8 October 2016. Voting will open on Friday, 16 September 2016 and will close at 12 noon on Saturday, 8 October 2016

Residents and ratepayers within the Wairoa area who are not listed on the final electoral rolls for these elections can obtain enrolment forms at PostShops, Library or at the Wairoa District Council Office up to 4pm on Friday, 7 October 2016.

Special voting facilities will be available at Wairoa District Council offices during normal office hours between Friday, 16 September and Friday, 7 October 2016 and from 9am to 12 noon on Saturday, 8 October 2016.

Please contact Electoral Officer James Baty, 06 838 7309, if you have any queries about these elections.

I hereby give notice under Section 65 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that the following persons have been duly nominated as candidates for:

Wairoa District Council

Elections will be required for the following issues using the first past the post electoral system:

MAYORALTY, AT LARGE (One (1) Mayor to be elected)

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CAIRNS, Benita
MATLEY, Roland

COUNCILLORS, AT LARGE (Six (6) Councillors to be elected)

BIRD, Mike
CAVES, Denys - (Independent)
EVANS, Dave - (Independent)
FLOOD, Hine Beth - (Independent)
HARKER, Jeremy - (Independent)
LAMBERT, Charles
MATLEY, Roland
PANERE, Kurawari Patricia Cheryl

A binding poll will be held in conjunction with the election of members on Saturday, 8 October 2016 by postal vote using the first past the post electoral system to determine whether the district should be divided into one or more Māori wards. The poll result will help determine whether Māori wards will be included or excluded for Wairoa District Council member elections following the 2016 triennial elections.

Dated at Wairoa this 16th day of August 2016.

James Baty

Māori Representation Poll

Māori Wards for Wairoa District Council?

Wairoa District Council has the opportunity to introduce designated Māori representation through the setting up of one or more Māori wards (in addition to general wards). This is permitted under the Local Electoral Act 2001.

Representatives for Māori wards would be elected by people who are enrolled on the Māori Parliamentary Electoral Roll. Electors of these wards would not be able to vote for members of the general wards. Similarly, people who are enrolled on the General Parliamentary Electoral Roll would vote for members of the general wards but not for members of the Māori wards.
All electors would still vote for the Mayor.

Poll on Māori Representation

The Wairoa District Council is holding a poll, as part of the 2016 Local Authority Elections, to see whether it should introduce one or more Māori wards for at least its next two triennial elections. Those eligible to vote in the poll are:

  • all residential electors (electors who live in the Wairoa District, from both the General and Māori Parliamentary Electoral Rolls); and
  • all non-resident ratepayer electors (electors who live outside of the Wairoa District but own property within the District).


Pre-Election Report

The preparation and issue of this report is a legislated requirement of the Local Government Act 2002, as part of the triennial election cycle. This report has been prepared by the Chief Executive and has not had any input from elected members.

The purpose of the report is to provide information about the local authority in the lead up to the local government election on 8 October 2016.

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