2016 Election Results

The 2016 Local Election was held on Saturday, 8 October 2016. A by-election will be held on Friday, 17 February 2017 to fill a vacancy in the South Tararua Ward.


 Tararua District Council

2016 Triennial Elections

DECLARATION OF RESULT

The final result for the Tararua District Council elections held on Saturday 8th October is as follows.

 

Mayor      Votes Received 
       
COLLIS, Tracey      2,856
       
BENBOW, Allan     1,817
CHRISTISON, Ernie     781
HULL, Shirley Independent     742
MCKENZIE, Kay      195
       
INFORMAL      15
BLANK VOTING PAPERS     84
       
 Tracey Collis is declared elected.       
       
 North Tararua Ward (4 vacancies)      Votes Received
       
 BENBOW, Allan      1,962
 CRISPIN, Jim      1,851
CHRISTISON, Ernie     1,772
 ISAACSON, Carole      1,764
       
SUTHERLAND, Kerry     1,753
COLEMAN, Garth Benjamin     1,210
SOUTHGATE, Chris     1,078
 HYNES, Terry     873
 MACKENZIE, Kay      676
GILLHAM, Barbara      393
       
INFORMAL      6
BLANK VOTING PAPERS     51
       
 Allan Benbow, Ernie Christison, Jim Crispin and Carole Isaacson are declared elected
       
 Dannevirke Community Board (4 vacancies)     Votes Received 
       
MACDONALD, Ross  Independent    2,546
WALSHE, Pat      2,291
*CHRISTISON, Ernie (withdrawn)     2,164
SPOONER, Kim      1,815
HYNES, Terry   
1,479
       
EDWARDS, Maria      1,246
DELANEY, Tim      1,025
       
INFORMAL      2
BLANK VOTING PAPERS      103
       
 (*Section 88A of the Local Electoral Act provides that if a person is declared to be elected as a member of the council, and that person is also declared to be elected as a member of a community board, that person must be treated as having vacated office as a member of the community board.)
 Terry Hynes, Ross Macdonald, Kim Spooner and Pat Walshe are declared elected.
 The voter return was 53.47%, being 6,449 votes, excluding special votes.

Sandy Lowe
Electoral Officer
Tararua District Council
13 October 2016