Elections of members of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana are held once every three years, on the second Saturday in October.

Official election results

Official election results include all ordinary and special votes.

Your councillors

Rotorua General Constituency (2 vacancies)

NAME   VOTES RECEIVED
WINTERS, Kevin   9,573
THURSTON, Lyall   8,284
PAUL, Katie Priscilla Living and Working for Rotorua 7,787
INFORMAL   5
BLANK VOTING PAPERS   1,697


Mauāo Māori Constituency (1 vacancy) 

NAME   VOTES RECEIVED
MCDONALD, Matemoana Independent 1,547
NELSON, Riki   1,120
INFORMAL   49
BLANK VOTING PAPERS   281


Western Bay of Plenty General Constituency (2 vacancies)

NAME    VOTES RECEIVED
NEES, Jane   7,067
BRUNING, Norm Independent 5,608
FARRELL, Matthew Independent 4,563
HOBBS, Jenny Independent 4,537
INFORMAL   40
BLANK VOTING PAPERS   1,158


Kōhī Māori Constituency (1 vacancy)

NAME   VOTES RECEIVED
ITI, Toi Kai Rākau Independent 2,450
MARR Tiipene Independent 1,579
INFORMAL   8
BLANK VOTING PAPERS   359

The following nominations were also received where the number of nominations did not exceed the available vacancies:

Eastern Bay of Plenty General Constituency (2 vacancies)

NAME  
CLARK, Bill  
LEEDER, Douglas  


Ōkurei Māori Constituency (1 vacancy)

NAME  
WHITE, Te Taru  


Tauranga General Constituency (5 vacancies)

NAME  
CROSBY, Stuart (Independent)
LOVE, David (LOVE TAURANGA!)
ROSE, Stacey (Lets BANG This OUT)
THOMPSON, Paula  
VON DADELSZEN, Andrew (ACTION not WORDS)


Preliminary results

Preliminary results include votes from all ordinary voting papers, but not all special votes. 

Progress results

Progress results show progress as at Saturday 12 October, however any ordinary votes received on the last morning of voting will still be in transit to the Electoral Officer and will not be included in the Progress results. 

Voter turnout

NOTE: There will be no ballot boxes or special voting facilities at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council offices, so it is important you go to your Local Council office for this.

Key contacts

Any enquiries regarding nominations or the elections can be directed to:

Warwick Lampp, Electoral Officer

Email: wlampp@electionz.com

Phone: 0800 666 048

Mobile: 021 498 517

Tone Nerdrum-Smith, Deputy Electoral Officer

Email: Tone.NerdrumSmith@boprc.govt.nz

Phone: 0800 884 881 extn. 8361

Mobile: 027 622 7248



Key dates for 2019 council elections

1 July 2019 Electoral Commission enrolment campaign starts.
19 July 2019 Nominations open for candidates. Nominations have to be sent to the electoral officer for the council district health board or licensing trust. Rolls open for inspection at council offices and other sites locally.
16 August 2019 Nominations close at 12 noon. Rolls close. After this date, anyone who is entitled to vote and who is not enrolled as an elector, or whose details are incorrectly recorded on the roll, will have to cast a 'special vote'.
21 August 2019 Election date and candidates' names publicised by electoral officers.
20-25 September 2019 Voting documents delivered to households. Electors can post the documents back to electoral officers as soon as they have voted.
12 October 2019 Polling day - the voting documents must be at the council before voting closes at 12 noon. Preliminary results (i.e. once all 'ordinary' votes are counted) will be available as soon as possible afterwards. 
17-23 October 2019
(or as soon as practicable)
Official results (including all valid ordinary and special votes) declared.



How can electors vote if they are not on the roll?

Electors have until mid-August 2019 to get on the roll before the rolls close for the local elections. After that date, if an eligible elector is not on the roll, or their roll details are wrong, they may cast a special vote. If their name is not on the roll they must apply to enrol before voting.

They may also cast a special vote if their voting papers are lost or damaged, or if they can satisfy the electoral officer that it would be too difficult to cast an ordinary vote. Anyone wanting to cast a special vote must contact the electoral officer by the day before polling day at the latest.

  • Enrol now: make sure you're enrolled and ready to vote.

The next elections will be held on 12 October 2019. By-elections are held when a vacancy occurs. The triennial elections of regional councils, city and district councils are held at the same time as elections for district health boards and licensing trusts.

Is your community group hosting a 'Meet the Regional Council Candidates' evening?

This year we have a small amount of funding available to community groups to assist with costs associated with hosting Meet the Regional Council Candidates evenings to help voters understand where candidates stand on various environment and issues.

If your group is considering hosting one of these events but the costs involved may be more than your group is able to cover, please contact us to see whether we can assist and what the criteria for the funding is.

For more information please contact Yvonne Tatton, Governance Manager on 0800 884 881 extn. 9242, or email: Yvonne.Tatton@boprc.govt.nz.

Representation

The representation structure for the Council, as determined by the Local Government Commission. in December 2018, remains the same as the two previous elections.