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


Nominations for local elections have closed

Friday 16 August 2019

Local government candidate nominations closed at 12 noon today with 29 total nominations being received for Horizons Regional Council.

Electoral Officer Craig Grant says the 29 nominations were received for Horizons’ 12 seats. The two seats for the Whanganui constituency, currently held by Crs Nicola Patrick and David Cotton, are the only two not being contested and are declared elected unopposed,” says Mr Grant.

“We’re pleased with the number of candidates across the board and are looking forward to seeing the voting outcomes.

“We received three nominees for Ruapehu with one seat to fill, six for Manawatū-Rangitikei with two seats to fill, seven for Palmerston North with four seats to fill, three for Tararua with one seat to fill, and eight for Horowhenua with two seats to fill.

“This year’s candidates are from a variety of backgrounds, which is great in providing our communities with the choice of diversity across the council,” says Mr Grant.

“Candidate statements will be available next week at www.horizons.govt.nz. We encourage our communities to read these to help inform who they vote for to represent them in decision making.”

“Voting papers will be posted out to all those enrolled between 20 and 25 September. Completed papers must be received by Election Day 12 noon on 12 October to count, so we’re encouraging the public to vote ahead of time to allow enough time to post it back.

“Your voice matters, so make it heard. This is your chance to say who you want to represent you on Regional Council,” expresses Mr Grant.

The nominations are as follows;

RuapehuWhanganuiManawatū-RangitikeiPalmerston NorthTararuaHorowhenua
Richard SteeleDavid CottonTeresa SchulzChris Teo-SherrellAllan BenbowPhil Taueki
Weston Mervyn KirtonNicola PatrickBruce GordonJack DowdsAndrew DaySam Ferguson
Moana Ellis Gordon McKellarRachel KeedwellLorraine StephensonMichael Kay
Leslie PillowFiona Gordon Geoff Kane
Soraya Peke-MasonWiremu Te Awe Awe Owen Greig
John TurkingtonJono Naylor Lindsay Burnell
Darryl Cleland Karen Adams
Emma Clarke


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

General Election Announced: Set For September 19

The 2020 General Election will be held on Saturday 19 September, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “I will be asking New Zealanders to continue to support my leadership and the current direction of the Government, which is grounded in stability, a strong economy and progress on the long term challenges facing New Zealand,” Jacinda Ardern said. “We are running an established and effective MMP Government, and overseeing a strong economy with low unemployment and growth rates the envy of other countries like Australia and the UK while making critical investments in health, education and reducing child poverty. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus – its official World Health Organisation designation is 2019-nCoV – is believed to have originated as a seafood-to-human transfer, with ground zero for the transfer believed to have been a fish market in Wuhan, China. More>>


WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>


Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>


Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>






InfoPages News Channels