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Time running out for candidates

11 August 2004

Time running out for candidates in the local elections

With just a handful of nominations received for the local elections Wellington City Council Electoral Officer Ross Bly is reminding people they only have until midday on Friday 20 August to get their nominations in.

Although over 100 packs have been sent out to interested people the Council has only received: 1 nomination for Mayor 6 nominations to stand as a Councillor 6 nominations for the Capital and Coast District Health Board 1 nomination for community boards 1 nomination for liquor licensing trusts.

Mr Bly says that if you’re a New Zealand citizen, over 18 years of age and you’re on the electoral roll you can stand as a candidate.

“All you need is the desire to represent your community and make a difference to Wellington.”

Anyone wishing to stand as an elected member must be nominated by two people enrolled in the district or ward you are standing in, and pay a deposit of $200. Nominations close at noon on Friday 20 August.

Mr Bly urges people not to wait until the last minute to get nominations in. “If you do leave it until the last minute and there is something wrong with, or missing from, your application there will not be any extensions of time.”

Attached is the list of nominations received.

Current nominations received:

Mayor Jack Ruben (Our City)

Northern Ward Kent Clark

Onslow-Western Ward Jack Ruben (Our City) Judy Siers (Independent) Andy Foster (Independent)

Lambton Ward Rosamund Averton (Independent)

Eastern Ward David Major

Southern Ward -

Tawa Community Board Graeme B G Sutton (Independent)

Makara/Ohariu Community Board -

Capital and Coast District Health Board Michael Gibson (Independent) Ruth Gotlieb Donald Urquhart-Hay (Independent) Mary Mason (Independent) Kent Clark (Independent) Mark Hakiwai

Johnsonville Licensing Trust Kent Clark (Independent)

ENDS


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