Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Shirley/Papanui Community Board election

Christchurch City Council Media Release

22 December 2008

Nominations open for Shirley/Papanui Community Board election.

Nominations for the extraordinary vacancy for one member of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board opened today.

The election, which is on March 10, 2009, is being held following the resignation of the Board’s chairperson, Megan Evans earlier this year.

Nominations for the vacancy must be delivered to the First Floor, Civic Offices by noon, Monday January 19, 2009. The elections are being conducted by postal vote.

Nominations are called for persons who may stand as a member of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board. A nominated person must be enrolled in a parliamentary electoral roll on New Zealand and must be a citizen of this country, either by birth or citizenship ceremony.

Information on the restrictions on candidates and other relevant information are readily available from Council offices in the booklet Shirley/Papanui Community Board Vacancy - Candidate Information Booklet.

Nomination documents are available from the Papanui Library and Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street, or from the Civic Offices in Tuam Street.

The Shirley/Papanui Community Board area has a population of 60,144 with 43,867 electors, and individual campaign costs for candidates is limited to $40,000. Every candidate will need to file an electoral expenses and donations return, which will be open for public inspection.

Schedule for the vacancy election.

Nominations Open: Monday 22 December, 2008
Nominations Closes: Noon, Monday 19 January, 2009
Delivery of Voting papers: Wednesday 11 February, 2009 to Monday 16 February, 2009
Close of Voting: Noon, Tuesday 10 March, 2009
Preliminary results available: As soon as practicable after closing of voting, Tuesday 10 March, 2009
Official Declaration: About Tuesday 17 March, 2009


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election