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Palmerston North Mayor And Council Election Candidates

Friday 16 August 2013

Palmerston North Mayor And Council Election Candidates 2013

Nominations for the 2013 Local Government Elections for Palmerston North City Council closed at noon today.

Here is the official list of candidates, subject to verification:

Candidates for Mayor:

Ross Barber
Lew Findlay
Duncan MCann Jono Naylor
Gary Stewart Philip Grant Seton

Candidates for Council:
Jan Barnett Susan Baty
Rachel Bowen Adrian Broad
Vaughan Dennison Nick Eddy
Phil Etheridge Lew Findlay
Hayden Fitzgerald Niki Gunning
Leonie Hapeta Ange Hartshorne
David Ireland Jim Jefferies
Lorna Johnson Mark Russell Johnson
Marilyn Korte Ross Linklater
Dion Martin Duncan McCann
Billy Meehan Annette Nixon
Elizabeth Paine James Pettengill
David Poppelwell Wiremu Rihari Reiri
Aleisha Rutherford Allen Smith
Grant Smith Chris Teo-Sherrell
Charles Peter Turner Tangi Utikere
Bruce Wilson

Electoral Officer Dr John Annabel says the nominations will be confirmed later today.

Electioneering will now begin in earnest and Dr Annabell says Council as a democratic organisation will host three meetings aimed at providing voters with an opportunity to meet the candidates and hear from them. “All candidates are invited to attend, however it’s up to them if they do so”.

Details of the meetings are:

Meet the Candidates Meeting (those standing for Mayor and Councillors) Thursday 29 August at 7pm in the Convention Centre. Both Mayoral and Councillor candidates will address the meeting which will be followed by supper and your chance to ask candidates informal questions.

Meet the Mayoral Candidates Meeting on Tuesday 3 September 2013 at midday in the Convention Centre. This meeting is solely for those candidates standing for the position of Mayor. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to address the audience and formal questions from the floor will be taken. The meeting will be followed by light refreshments and your chance to informally mix with candidates and ask questions.

Meet the Candidates Event and STV Expo Tuesday 10 September 5:30pm – 8:30pm in the Convention Centre. At this event candidates will not make speeches, instead candidates will available to you and you will be able to talk with them one on one. During this event the Electoral Officer will provide an explanation of Single Transferable Voting (STV) electoral system.

Dr Annabell says more information about the 2013 Local Government Elections can be found at pncc.govt.nz and search elections.


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