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Planning for this year’s local election is underway. 

The upcoming election will be held on Saturday, 8 October 2022. Locally the Wairoa District Council Electoral Officer is Juanita Savage (pictured) and the Deputy Electoral Officer Courtney Hayward.

Wairoa’s Council is made up of a Mayor and six councillors. The councillor seats are split into three Māori Ward seats and three General Ward seats. 

Nominations for the Mayor and councillors open on Friday 15 July 2022, and close midday on Friday 12 August 2022. 

To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must be a New Zealand citizen, enrolled as a Parliamentary elector and nominated by two electors whose names appear on the respective electoral roll within the area that a candidate is standing for.

If you are an enrolled voter, you'll receive a voting information pack in the mail.  Enrol, check or update your details here. Voting papers will be sent to all eligible voters from Friday 16 September 2022. Voting will close at 12 noon on Saturday, 8 October 2022.

As well as voting in the Wairoa District Council election Wairoa voters will be able to vote for the Wairoa representative on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.  

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18 May 2022

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