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2022 Election Results & ExpensesNgā Putanga Kōwhiri me ngā Utu Whakahaere - 2022

Notice is given of the official result of the elections held on 8 October 2022 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).

2022 Declaration of Results for the Wairoa District Council Elections

Notice is given of the official result of the elections held on 8 October 2022 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
CAIRNS, Benita    780  
LITTLE, Craig    1486  1
MUTONHORI, Simon    437  
OLSEN, Murray    168  
TAKUTA-MOSES, Jennifer    51  
INFORMAL    3  
BLANK    32  

I therefore declare Craig LITTLE to be elected.

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

Candidate Affiliation Votes Rank
CULSHAW, Ngaire

 Pahauwera Shearing Ltd

 353  
EAGLESOME-KAREKARE, Denise    1143  1
FLOOD, Hine    650  
HARKER, Jeremy  Independent  1115  2
OLSEN, Murray    329  
THOMAS, Roz    938  3
WINITANA, Waipatu    466  
INFORMAL    0  
BLANK    32  

I therefore declare Denise EAGLESOME-KAREKARE, Jeremy HARKER and Roz THOMAS to be elected.

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

Candidate Affiliation Votes Rank
CAIRNS, Benita   672  1
GOLDSACK, Danika   373  
KAIMOANA, Melissa   503  3
TAKUTA-MOSES, Jennifer   170  
TAYLOR, Wayne   196  
TUMATAROA-CLARKE, Chaans   577  2
INFORMAL   3  
BLANK   30  

I therefore declare Benita CAIRNS, Melissa KAIMOANA and Chaans TUMATAROA-CLARKE to be elected.

Dated at Wairoa this 14th day of October 2022.

Juanita Savage
ELECTORAL OFFICER
WAIROA DISTRICT COUNCIL

Voting Document Returns

Ward/Electors

6 Oct

7 Oct

8 Oct

includes Special Votes

Note: Full voting return sheet at this link      
General Ward (3,205 electors)      
Daily returns 300 300 330
Total returns 1275 1575 1905
Total returns (% of total electors) 39.8% 49.1% 59.4%
       
Māori Ward (2,358 electors)      
Daily returns 150 175 202
Total returns 675 850 1052
Total returns (% of total electors) 28.6% 36.0% 44.6%
       
Total (5,563 electors)      
Daily returns 450 475 532
Total returns 1950 2425 2957
2022 total returns (% of total electors) 35.1% 43.6% 53.2%
DAILY% 8.1% 8.5% 9.6%
2019 total returns 35.4% 42.9% 51.4%
2016 total returns 52.3% 54.5% 63.0%

 

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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.  

 

Candidates

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.

Voters

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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