The Waikato District Council’s Mayor, 13 Councillors and 30 Community Board Members represent you, your family and the community. They are accountable to you, the residents and ratepayers, for the planning, direction and management of resources to meet the present and future needs of the district.
The successful candidates need to have a clear understanding of what you and your community needs and who you are.
The pre-election report is now available. This is to help you understand Council’s performance over the last three years, the issues it faces, and what is planned for the next Council term.
Candidate information booklet
The candidate information handbook outlines information which may be of interest to you as a candidate in the 2016 local government elections.
The election will be conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regualtions 2001. Other legislative references are found in section 5 of this handbook.
2016 candidates and electoral donations and expenses returns
Click on the candidate names below to view their electoral donations and expenses returns.
Councillor for the Eureka Ward (1 vacancy)
Rob McGuire (Elected Unopposed)
Councillor for the Hukanui-Waerenga Ward (1 vacancy)
Dynes Fulton (Elected Unopposed)
Councillor for the Newcastle Ward (1 vacancy)
Noel Smith (Elected Unopposed)
Councillor for the Raglan Ward (1 vacancy)
Lisa Thomson (Elected Unopposed)
Councillor for the Whangamarino Ward (1 vacancy)
Jan Sedgwick (Elected Unopposed)
Member of Onewhero-Tuakau Community Board (6 vacancies)
Lionel Petersen (Independent)
Jasmine Petersen-Brambley (Independent)
Member for the Te Kauwhata Licensing Trust (6 vacancies)
Are you enrolled to vote?
If you want to have your say on issues that affect you, your whanau and your community, then it’s important to make sure you’re enrolled and ready to vote.
Although electoral rolls closed Friday, 12 August, they can still enrol to vote. However they will need to request special voting papers.
- Visit elections.org.nz to enroll
- Freephone 0800 36 76 56, or free-text your name and address to 3676
- Visit any PostShop for an enrolment form.