Council contenders put their best feet forward

25 people have thrown their hats in the ring as candidates in the upcoming Tararua District council elections.

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When the deadline for nominations passed at midday today there were:

  • 5 nominations for Mayor
  • 14 nominations for Councillor
  • 11 nominations for community boards

Electoral Officer, Sandy Lowe says she is pleased with the level of interest from the community. 

Comparisons from the 2013 elections include:

  • 2 nominations for Mayor
  • 15 nominations for Councillors
  • 15 nominations for community boards

A list of nominations received can be found here.


For further information, please contact:

Sandy Lowe, Electoral Officer
06 374 4080 | sandy.lowe@tararuadc.govt.nz

OR, go to www.tararuadc.govt.nz/vote2016 

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About the Vote2016 Campaign

Local Government New Zealand’s Vote 2016 campaign aims to lift nationwide voter turnout in local elections to more than 50 per cent – a first since the 1980s.

The national Vote2016 campaign will showcase the value local government provides to communities across the country, with a strong focus on inspiring more New Zealanders to vote.



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