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


24 Candidates In East Ward By-election

Nominations for Hamilton City Council by-election closed at noon today with 24 candidates putting their hand up to fill the vacant East Ward seat.

The candidates are:

  • Anna Casey-Cox
  • Ritesh Chandra
  • Roshni Desai
  • Mark Donovan
  • Jack Gielen
  • Horiana Henderson
  • Michelle Houghton
  • Peter Humphreys
  • Pirihira Kaio
  • Lisa Lewis
  • Ross Macleod
  • Riki Manarangi
  • Christopher Manson
  • Colm McKeogh
  • Jennifer Myers
  • Daniel Pascoe
  • Emma Pike
  • Naomi Pocock
  • Donna Pokere-Phillips
  • Wiremu Puke
  • Anna Smart
  • Chris Van der Aa
  • Kat Waswo
  • Ada Xiao

Candidate profiles and answers to five questions will be online later in the week at yourcityelections.co.nz/candidates. The questions are:

  • What’s your vision for Hamilton?
  • What do you think is key in getting the balance right between ‘looking after what we have’ and being ready for our city’s growth?
  • What do you think is key for managing our city’s growth?
  • What’s the one thing you’d do differently that would make Hamilton an even better place to live?
  • How do you think we can get more people interested and engaged in Council?

Voting packs will start arriving in the mail from 27 July. Voters are being urged to post their ballots by 12 August to guarantee they will arrive in time to be counted. There is no online voting.

Voting officially closes at midday on Wednesday 18 August and voting papers can be hand-delivered to the Hamilton City Council office in Garden Place and ballot box locations up until then. Visit yourcityelections.co.nz/vote for ballot box locations and information on casting a special vote. By law, voting papers received after midday cannot be counted.

Voters are being urged to take care when filling in their voting paper to ensure all instructions are followed. If not filled in correctly, the vote will not be counted.

Those not already enrolled to vote in local government elections can do so up to Tuesday 17 August.

The by-election will be conducted using the FPP (First Past the Post) voting system. The STV (Single Transferable Vote) system, adopted by Hamilton City Council (in August 2020), will not come into effect until the 2022 local body election.

Hamilton City Council is required to hold a by-election following the death of East Ward Councillor Margaret Forsyth in early May.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Geo-political Posturing Over China’s Cyber Hacks, Plus The Weekly Playlist

The timing was one of the weirder aspects of this week’s cyber condemnation of China by the West. Why was this piece of political theatre being staged now? China (and Russia’s) sponsoring and/or condoning of semi-state and criminal hacker groups has been known about for nigh on a decade. More particularly, Microsoft had been alerted to the flaws in its Microsoft Exchange... More>>


Government: Cabinet Accepts Turkish Authorities’ Request For The Managed Return Of Three NZ Citizens

Cabinet has agreed to the managed return of a New Zealand citizen and her two young children from Turkey, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The three have been in immigration detention in Turkey since crossing the border from Syria earlier this year... More>>


Government: Quarantine Free Travel With Australia Suspended

Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today... More>>


Government: New Zealand Condemns Malicious Cyber Activity By Chinese State-sponsored Actors

New Zealand has established links between Chinese state-sponsored actors known as Advanced Persistent Threat 40 (APT40) and malicious cyber activity in New Zealand. “The GCSB has worked through a robust technical attribution process in relation to this activity. New Zealand is today joining other countries in strongly condemning this malicious activity... More>>


NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>

Social Development: Government Initiatives Contribute To Fall In Benefit Numbers

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the release of the June quarter Benefit Statistics which show a continuing fall in the number of people receiving a Main Benefit... More>>




InfoPages News Channels