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High turnout of candidates for Local Body election

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Wairoa’s local body election has attracted 15 people contesting the seven Wairoa District Council elected member positions.

Nominations closed at midday today (Friday, August 12), with five nominations for the Mayoralty, seven nominations for the General Ward, which has three vacancies, and six nominations for the Māori Ward, which also has three vacancies.

Wairoa District Council Electoral Officer Juanita Savage thanked all nominees for standing in the local body election. “At a time when many other electorates around the country are struggling to attract nominations, it is great Wairoa people are stepping up.”

With the nomination period now closed, voters have the next month or so to deliberate on who they would like to vote for. Voting papers will be posted to enrolled voters between September 16 and 21 and voting closing at midday on Saturday October 8.

The full list of candidates for the 2022 Wairoa District Council Local Body Elections is below:

Mayoralty (1 vacancy)
CAIRNS, Benita
LITTLE, Craig
MUTONHORI, Simon
OLSEN, Murray
TAKUTA-MOSES, Jennifer

General Ward (3 vacancies)
CULSHAW, Ngaire
EAGLESOME-KAREKARE, Denise
FLOOD, Hine
HARKER, Jeremy
OLSEN, Murray
THOMAS, Roz
WINITANA, Waipatu

Māori Ward (3 vacancies)
CAIRNS, Benita
GOLDSACK, Danika
KAIMOANA, Melissa
TAKUTA-MOSES, Jennifer
TAYLOR, Wayne
TUMATAROA-CLARKE, Chaans

 

 

14 August 2022

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