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2016 Declaration of Results Wairoa District Council Election & Māori Representation Poll

Notice is given of the official result of the elections held on 8 October 2016 for Mayor and Councillors of the Wairoa District Council (as required by Section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001) and of the Māori Representation Poll.

I confirm that the official result was determined after the scrutiny of the roll was completed, the validity of all special votes was determined and all valid votes were counted.

Mayoralty, at large (One (1) Mayor to be elected)

Candidate Affiliation Votes
LITTLE, Craig   2022
CAIRNS, Benita   1279
Matley, Roland   91
BLANK   72

 I therefore declare Craig LITTLE to be elected.


Councillors, at large (Six (6) Councillors to be elected)

Candidate Affiliation Votes
BIRD, Mike   2017
JOHANSEN, Min   1983
FLOOD, Hine Beth Independent 1848
HARKER, Jeremy Independent 1819
LAMBERT, Charles   1292
WHITMORE, Denise Independent 1143
CAVES, Denys Independent 1055
CRARER, Peter   938
EVANS, Dave Independent 872
TIPOKI-LAWTON, Hinenui   851
KELLY, Paul   538
PANERE, Kurawari Patricia Cheryl   531
MATLEY, Roland   381
BLANK   18

I therefore declare Denise EAGLESOME-KAREKARE, Mike BIRD, Min JOHANSEN, Hine Beth FLOOD, Jeremy HARKER and Charles LAMBERT to be elected.


Māori Representation Poll

Option Votes
FOR the establishment of Māori Wards 1727
AGAINST the establishment of Māori Wards 1468

Māori Wards will therefore be introduced for at least the next two triennial elections (2019 and 2022) of the Wairoa District Council.


The voter return percentage was 63% including special votes.

Dated at Wairoa this 17th day of October 2016.

James Baty



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