2015 By-election Results

Tararua District Council
2015 By-election:

as at 29 October 2015 9:00am

2015 Election of ONE Councillor for the South Tararua Ward

The final result for the Tararua South Ward by-election that closed on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 is:

South Tararua Ward (1 vacancy)                                                                                   Votes Received

JOHNS, Peter                                                                                                                             891

THOMPSON, Andy                                                                                                                     798

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                   0

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            7

I therefore declare Peter JOHNS elected as a Councillor for the South Tararua Ward.

The voter return was 30.80%, being 1,696 voting papers.

Sandy Lowe
Electoral Officer
Ph 06 374 4080

Candidate Profiles


JOHNS, Peter


My principal residence is within the South Tararua Ward.

I have lived in the Southern ward for 33 years as both farmer and town dweller and have been and remain heavily involved in several community committees and clubs. Currently I chair the Woodville Recreation Trust, President Pahiatua Golf Club, Executive Woodville Districts’ Vision and a member for 33 years of Woodville Lions club.

I have served on Council before and have knowledge and insight as to what is achievable. Government demands on issues such as water quality, waste water discharge, recycling and earthquake strengthening, have placed huge additional costs on ratepayers. While these matters have largely been accomplished, it is now time for more rigour in the way Council spends our money.

The district has an opportunity to attract newcomers escaping the Auckland housing crisis. We need to attract those with ideas, enthusiasm and capital. Creation of new and diverse businesses and jobs must be a prime aim.





My principal residence is within the South Tararua Ward.

I’m Andy Thompson and am a resident of the South Tararua Ward, living with my wife Marianne on our small lifestyle block at Ballance, Pahiatua.

I have previously worked both in the public and private sectors in the Human Resources industry and recently commenced business in my own right after over 20 years working for the NZ Police, the NZ Prison Service, Cater Holt Harvey Ltd, Works Infrastructure Ltd as well as Tararua Roading Ltd in its early years.

I hold a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from Massey University and am a member of the NZ Institute of Management. I love living in our District, simply put it’s a great place for us all to live and prosper in and I would like to take this opportunity to give something back for future generations.