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Council contenders throw hats into the ring

NEWS RELEASE

20 August 2004

Council Contenders Throw Hats Into The Ring

Time's up and 117 people have thrown their hats in the ring as candidates in the upcoming local government elections to be held on Saturday 9 October.

When the deadline for nominations passed at midday today there were:
7 nominations for Mayor
37 nominations for Councillor
40 nominations for the Capital and Coast District Health Board
18 nominations for community boards
15 nominations for liquor licensing trusts.

Mr Bly says he is pleased with the level of interest from the community despite this being a lower number of nominations than last time.

"The 2001 elections were the first time that nominations for district health board members were held and we received 70 nominations for that which really boosted numbers."

Mr Bly says that for both liquor licensing trusts the number of nominations received equals the number of positions available. "This means those standing for the liquor licensing trusts have been automatically elected to the positions."

Other comparisons from the 2001 elections include:
14 nominations for Mayor
58 nominations for Councillors

Attached is the list of nominations received (contact details will be available on request from Monday).

Current nominations received:

Mayor (7)
Bryon Charles Burke (-)
Rob Goulden (Independent)
Stephen Hay (Anti-Capitalist Alliance, New Zealand)
Timothy O'Brien (-)
Bryan Pepperell (Reclaim Our City)
Kerry Prendergast (1 for Wellington)
Jack Ruben (Our City)

Northern Ward (9)
Robert Armstrong (1 - 2 - 3 for North)
Ngaire Best (1 - 2 - 3 for North)
Ash Bhasin (Labour)
Jim Candiliotis (Independent)
Kent Clark (Me 4 Northern)
Ron England (Listen to Wellington)
Ian Hutchings (1 - 2 - 3 for North)
Helene Ritchie (Independent)
Hayley Wain (Wellington's Future)

Onslow-Western Ward (6)
Te Makao Bowkett (Labour)
Kelly Buchanan (Alliance)
Andy Foster (Independent)
John Morrison (Independent)
Jack Ruben (Our City)
Judy Siers (Independent)

Lambton Ward (8)
Michael Appleby (Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party)
Rosamund Averton (Independent)
Stephanie Cook (Alliance)
John Macalister (Listen2wgtn)
Ian McKinnon (Independent)
Iona Pannett (Green)
Alick Shaw (Independent)
David Zwartz (Labour)

Eastern Ward (6)
Ray Ahipene-Mercer (Proven Commitment)
Chris Anastasiadis (Labour)
Leonie Gill (Labour)
Rob Goulden (Independent)
David Major ( Positive Difference)
Phil Sprey (Independent)

Southern Ward (8)
Linda Hobman (Listen2wgtn)
Ben Knight (Independent)
Bryan Pepperell (Reclaim Our City)
Sue Piper (Independent)
Langi F Sipeli (Independent)
Tafa Max To'o (Labour)
Celia Wade-Brown (Green)
Silvia Zonoobi (Independent)

Tawa Community Board (8)
David Barnard (Independent)
Gaylene Best (Independent)
Ngaire Best (Independent)
Penny Devine (-)
Tony Parker (Independent)
Graeme B G Sutton (Independent)
Robert Tredger (Independent)
Hayley Wain (Independent)

Makara/Ohariu Community Board (10)
Ash Bhasin (Independent)
Gavin Bruce (Ratepayers Team)
John Hume (Ratepayers Team)
David Jennings (-)
Jack O'Leary (Ratepayers Team)
Richard Nanson (-)
Ruth Paul (-)
Justin Robbers (-)
Ted Smith (Independent)
Leigh Vibert (Ratepayers Team)

Capital and Coast District Health Board (40)
Judith Aitken (-)
Michael Appleby (Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party)
Bice Awan (Independent)
Brendon Bowkett (-)
Ruth Bradwell (Ruth For Improved Health Care)
Virginia Breen (Independent)
Annette Bridgman (Independent)
Diane Brown (Affordable Health)
Sharman Buckle (Independent)
Andrew Clark (Independent)
Kent Clark (Independent)
Peter Dady (-)
Greg J Day (Independent)
Martin Devlin
Ken Douglas (Labour)
Margaret Faulkner (Labour)
Michael Gibson (Independent)
Rebecca Golledge (-)
Ruth Gotlieb (Independent)
Mike Gourley (Common Choice)
Mark Hakiwai (-)
Linda Hobman (Common Choice)
Maree Howden (-)
Ailsa Jacobson (Independent)
Rosemary McEldowney (Green)
Mary Mason (Independent)
Arby Mitikulena (-)
Wayne Tamerangi Mulligan (Independent)
Tino Pereira (-)
Sarah Porter (Independent)
Helene Ritchie (Independent)
Chris Rivers (-)
Geoff Savell (Independent)
Alick Shaw (Independent)
Robert Shaw (Shaw for Action on Health)
Ian Shearer (Independent)
Andy Smith (Independent)
Chris Turver (Independent)
Donald Urquhart-Hay (Independent)
Averil Wotton (Independent)

Johnsonville Licensing Trust (6)
Debbie Avison (Independent)
Jim Candiliotis (Independent)
Kent Clark (Independent)
Mike Collett (Independent)
Ray J Good (Independent)
Ian Hutchings (Independent)

Terawhiti Licensing Trust (Ward 1) (1)
Stuart Brooker (-)
Barbara Duthie (-)
Ian Duthie (-)
Clare Thompson (-)
Steven Thompson (-)
Ted Tyler (Karori United)

Terawhiti Licensing Trust (Ward 2) (3)
John Dallas (-)
Alida Miculetich (-)
Sharn Riggs (-)

Total: 117


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