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Elections

Bay of Plenty Regional Council held an election in October 2016. A by-election for the Mauao Māori seat has since been held to fill the extraordinary vacancy created by the passing of Awanui Black in November 2016.

2016 Election Results

Triennial elections for elected members of all local authorities throughout New Zealand were conducted, by postal vote, on Saturday, 8 October 2016

Eastern Bay of Plenty General Constituency – Two Vacancies

Candidates Final Votes
LEEDER Douglas 7,421
CLARK Bill 7,141
   
HOLMES Colin 4,937
   
INFORMAL 5
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 774

Douglas Leeder and Bill Clark are declared elected.

Rotorua General Constituency – Two Vacancies

Candidates Final Votes
THURSTON Lyall 8,293
WINTERS Kevin 7,751
   
OPPATT Neil 6,336
PAUL Katie Priscilla 4,587
   
INFORMAL 24
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 1,458

Lyall Thurston and Kevin Winters are declared elected.

Tauranga General Constituency – Five Vacancies

Candidates Final Votes
THOMPSON Paula 19,257
CROSBY Stuart 18,863
CRONIN John 16,316
LOVE David 13,855
VON DADELSZEN Andrew 12,821
   
O’NEILL Michael 12,418
JOHNSTON Keith 8,426
KANE Rusty 8,074
   
INFORMAL 21
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 2,664

Paula Thompson, Stuart Crosby, John Cronin, David Love and Andrew von Dadelszen are declared elected.

Western Bay of Plenty General Constituency – Two Vacancies

Candidates  
BRUNING Norm Elected unopposed
NEES Jane Elected unopposed

As the number of candidates nominated for the Western Bay of Plenty General Constituency of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council did not exceed the number of vacancies (two), Norm Bruning and Jane Nees are declared elected.

Kōhi Māori Constituency – One Vacancy

Candidates Final Votes
MARR Tiipene Stephen Perenara 1,574
   
ARAROA Miro 838
PAUL Wetini 539
   
INFORMAL 18
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 160

Tiipene Perenara Marr is declared elected.

Ōkurei Māori Constituency – One Vacancy

Candidates Final Votes
TAHANA Arapeta 1,734
   
MOHI Gina 1,672
   
INFORMAL 71
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 294

Arapeta Tahana is declared elected.

Mauāo Māori Constituency – One Vacancy

Candidates Final Votes
BLACK Awanui 986
   
BIDOIS Carlton 867
   
INFORMAL 6
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 189

Awanui Black is declared elected.

Elections 2016 Timetable

15 July 2016 Nominations opened
12 August 2016 Nominations closed
16 - 21 September 2016 Voting documents delivered to electors by post
8 October 2016 Election Day (voting closed at 12 noon)

 

2017 Mauao Māori Constituency By-election

A by-election for the Mauao Māori seat has been held to fill the extraordinary vacancy created by the passing of Awanui Black in November 2016.

2017 by-election final results

Mauao Māori Constituency (1 vacancy) Votes Received
MCDONALD Matemoana - Independent 520
BIDOIS Carlton 379
COFFIN Antoine 297
STOKES Christopher George 209
DUNCAN, Matire - Independent 150
MARTIN, Paora Paul - Independent 54
INFORMAL 6
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 10
The voter return is currently 16.90%, being 1,625 votes.  

2017 by-election timetable

16 January 2017 Nominations opened
12 noon, 13 February 2017 Nominations closed
20 - 25 March 2017 Voting documents delivered to eligible electors by post
Voting opened
11 April 2017 Voting closed at 12 noon
Preliminary results given as soon as practicable
By 16 April 2017 Official declaration
By 10 June 2017 Return of Electoral Expense Forms

Contact

For further information regarding the Elections, please contact:

The Electoral Officer
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
P O Box 364
Whakatāne 3158 

or email elections@boprc.govt.nz