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2019 Election Results & ExpensesNgā Putanga Kōwhiri me ngā Utu Whakahaere - 2019

Notice is given of the official result of the elections held on 12 October 2019.

Declaration results out for the Wairoa District Council Election 2019

Notice is given of the official result of the elections held on 12 October 2019 for Mayor and Councillors (General Ward and Māori Ward) of the Wairoa District Council (as required by Section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

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 Rank
LITTLE, Craig   1,973 1
TAKUTA-MOSES, Jennifer   179  
WINITANA, Waipatu   521  
BLANK   65  

I therefore declare Craig LITTLE to be elected. 

General Ward Councillors (Three (3) Councillors to be elected)

Candidate Affiliation Votes Rank
EAGLESOME-KAREKARE, Denise   1,190 1
EVANS, Dave  Independent 651  
FLOOD, Hine Beth   867 3
HARKER, Jeremy Independent 1,137 2
OLSEN, Murray   365  
WINITANA, Waipatu   454  
BLANK   24  

I therefore declare Denise EAGLESOME-KAREKARE, Hine Beth FLOOD and Jeremy HARKER to be elected.

Māori Ward Councillors (Three (3) Councillors to be elected)

Candidate Affiliation Votes Rank
BEATTIE, Kuini   112  
GOLDSACK, Danika   344  3
GRANT, Carol   155  
KAIMOANA, Melissa   518 2
PANERE, Kurawari   192  
TAKUTA-MOSES, Jennifer   139  
TAYLOR, Wayne   137  
TIPOKI-LAWTON, Hinenui   278  
TUMATAROA-CLARKE, Chaans   661 1
BLANK   14  

I therefore declare Danika GOLDSACK, Melissa KAIMOANA and Chaans TUMATAROA-CLARKE to be elected.

Dated at Wairoa this 18th day of October 2019.

Kitea Tipuna

Voting Document Returns

Ward/Electors 8 Oct 9 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct
note: the information in this table only covers the last 5 days. Please download the Voting Document Returns info sheet for more information.
General Ward (3,157 electors)          
Daily returns 125 150 150 250 266
Total returns 950 1100 1250 1500 1766
Total returns (% of total electors) 30.1% 34.8% 39.6% 47.5% 55.9%
Māori Ward (2,208 electors)          
Daily returns 25 100 0 150 193
Total returns 550 650 650 800 993
Total returns (% of total electors) 24.9% 29.4% 29.4% 36.2% 45%
Total - Mayor & Hawke's Bay Regional Council (5,365 electors)          
Daily returns 150 250 150 400 459
Total returns 1500 1750 1900 2300 2759
2019 total returns (% of total electors) 27.96% 32.62% 35.41% 42.87% 51.43%
2016 total returns (% of total electors) 43.2% 46.8% 52.3% 54.5% 63%

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Progress results will be announced early afternoon of election day, Saturday 8 October 2022.

Preliminary results will be announced on the morning of Sunday 9 October 2022, once all votes received at the council offices (up until 12 noon on election day) have been delivered to the electoral office in Auckland and processed.

NOW EXPECTED TO BE FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER 2022 - The official results will be announced when special votes have been checked and included in the final result.  



Will be contacted as soon as practicable after the progress results are known on the afternoon of Saturday 8 October 2022 and the preliminary results are known on Sunday 9 October 2022. This may be by email or phone.


Progress and preliminary results will be released to the media and placed on the council’s website as soon as practicable.

Under legislation a candidate can challenge the declaration of results through either a judicial recount or a judicial inquiry. A candidate will have to provide reasons for the challenge and a deposit of $750 with the application to the Wairoa District Court.

A candidate may wish to call the Electoral Officer on 06 838 7309 to discuss this.


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