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Declaration of Candidates for 2019 Elections

Elections Candidates

Nominations have now closed for the 2019 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, 12 October 2019. Voting will open on Friday, 20 September 2019 and will close at 12 noon on Saturday, 12 October 2019

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, 11 October 2019.

Special voting facilities will be available at Wairoa District Council offices during normal office hours between Friday, 20 September and Friday, 11 October 2019 and from 9am to 12 noon on Saturday, 12 October 2019.

Please contact Electoral Officer Kitea Tipuna, 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)


  • LITTLE, Craig
  • TAKUTA-MOSES, Jennifer
  • WINITANA, Waipatu

GENERAL WARD COUNCILLORS (Three (3) Councillors to be elected)


  • EVANS, Dave - (Independent)
  • FLOOD, Hine Beth
  • HARKER, Jeremy - (Independent)
  • OLSEN, Murray
  • WINITANA, Waipatu

MĀORI WARD COUNCILLORS (Three (3) Councillors to be elected)


  • BEATTIE, Kuini
  • GOLDSACK, Danika
  • GRANT, Carol
  • KAIMOANA, Melissa
  • PANERE, Kurawari
  • TAKUTA-MOSES, Jennifer
  • TAYLOR, Wayne
  • TIPOKI-LAWTON, Hinenui

In order that an informed decision can be made by electors explanatory information will accompany the voting documents.

Dated at Wairoa this 20th day of August 2019.

Kitea Tipuna

19 August 2019

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