Information Day for Election Candidates

The Local Body Elections, for District and Regional Councils, Community Boards and the Taranaki District Health Board will be held by postal vote on 12 October 2019.

Nominations for candidates open on 19 July and close at 12 noon on Friday 16 August 2019. If you see yourself as a potential leader and are passionate about your community then now’s your chance to give local politics a go and have a say in your community’s future.

An Information Day for anyone contemplating being a candidate is being held at the Hawera Administration Building, Albion Street on Saturday 20 July from 9:30am – 11:30am. The session covers a range of things about local government which will be very useful for candidates to know – ranging from governance roles and responsibilities to current and future issues, to expectations and commitment and how the organisation operates.

“Standing for your local council and community boards is a great way to have real influence over the issues affecting your communities, and I encourage anyone thinking about standing to come to the Information Day to find out what it’s all about,” says South Taranaki District Council chief executive, Waid Crockett.

If you are interested in finding out more about standing as a local body election candidate contact the Electoral Officer, Dale Ofsoske, on 0800 922 822 or email Or Jan Johnston, at the South Taranaki District Council on 0800 111 323 or email

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