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


  • Final nominations can be found here.

Eastern Bay of Plenty General Constituency – 2 vacancies, uncontested

Bill Clark

Eastern Bay of Plenty

2752 State Highway 30
RD2, Gumfields, Whakatāne 3192

Home ph: 07 322 8401
Mobile: 021 293 9719


Nominators: Ernest John Law, Linda Marjorie Presow

Douglas Leeder

Eastern Bay of Plenty

160 Gabriels Gully Road,
RD2 Ōpōtiki

Home ph: 07 315 4839 
Mobile: 027 292 8048


Nominators: Clifford Frank Inskeep, Kevin Paul Osborne

Kōhi Māori Constituency - 1 vacancy

Toi Kai Rākau Iti

Kōhi Māori Constituency

221 Ruatoki Valley Road, Ruatoki

Mobile: 027 255 0073


Nominators: Tame Iti, Paul Kepa

Candidate profile - Toi Kai Rākau Iti

Tiipene Marr

Kōhi Māori Constituency

9 Louis Place, Hillcrest,
Rotorua 2015

Home ph: 07 348 0851
Mobile: 027 370 1126


Nominators: Nicholas Kaipara Marr, Stella Ngaheua Marr

Candidate profile - Tipene Marr

Mauāo Māori Constituency - 1 vacancy

Matemoana McDonald

Mauāo Māori Constituency

37 Waikari Road, RD5 Matapihi, Tauranga 3175

Mobile: 027 495 4820


Nominators: Riri Te Whara Ellis, Reo-Aroha Gear

Candidate profile - Matemoana McDonald

Riki Nelson

Mauāo Māori Constituency

643 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui 3116

Home ph: 07 575 8997
Mobile: 027 438 9009


Nominators: Carlton Paul, Bidois, Serena Tracey Brunt

Candidate profile - Riki Nelson

Ōkurei Māori Constituency - 1 vacancy, uncontested

Te Taru White

Ōkurei Māori Constituency

24 Te Wirihana Road, Mourea,
Rotorua 3074

Mobile: 027 921 4266


Nominators: Noble Thompson Curtis, Laurance Tamati

Rotorua General Constituency - 2 vacancies

Katie Priscilla Paul

Rotorua General Constituency

Living and Working for Rotorua

344 State Highway 33,
Mourea, Rotorua

Mobile: 021 354 678


Nominators: Anthony Stewart Carlyle, Kathleen Rae Peebles

Candidate profile - Katie Priscilla Paul

Lyall Thurston

Rotorua General Constituency

19 Moncur Drive Springfield,
Rotorua 3015

Home ph: 07 348 6768
Mobile: 027 496 6499


Nominators: Jane Frances Eynon-Richards, Andrea Colby

Candidate profile - Lyall Thurston

Kevin Winters

Rotorua General Constituency

4 Frisken Place, Lynmore,
Rotorua 3010

Mobile ph: 027 558 9947


Nominators: Bruce Glasgow, Samuel Casey

Candidate profile - Kevin Winters

Tauranga General Constituency - 5 vacancies, uncontested

Stuart Crosby

Tauranga General Constituency

21 Santa Maria Key Papamoa Beach Papamoa 3118

Mobile: 027 431 9920


Nominators: Norah Reid, John Michael Cronin

David Love

Tauranga General Constituency
Love Tauranga!

20 Rexford Heights, Pyes Pa 
Tauranga 3112

Home ph: 07 543 2118 
Mobile: 027 427 3601


Nominators: Joanna Hamilton Weit, Garry Richard Bentley

Stacey Rose

Tauranga General Constituency
Let's Bang This Out

199 Otumoetai Road,
Brookfield, Tauranga

Mobile: 022 534 0362


Nominators: Joshua Jarad Cole, Paul Mathews

Paula Thompson

Tauranga General Constituency

69 The Drive Tauranga 3110

Home ph: 07 576 1373

Mobile ph: 027 222 2419


Nominators: Colin John Nicholson, Elizabeth Margaret Nicholson

Andrew von Dadelszen

Tauranga General Constituency
Action Not Words

2/115 Fourth Avenue,
Tauranga 3110

Home ph: 07 578 7453
Mobile ph: 021 762 440


Nominators: Maree Eileen Brookes, Catherine Miller Pattison

Western Bay of Plenty General Constituency - 2 vacancies

Norm Bruning

Western Bay of Plenty Constituency

1245 State Highway 2, RD2,
Ōmokoroa , Tauranga 3172

Work ph: 07 548 0617 
Mobile ph: 021 125 6958


Nominators: Leslie Robert Goldstone, Mavis Jessie Goldstone

Candidate profile - Norm Bruning

Matthew Farrell

Western Bay of Plenty Constituency

476 Omokoroa Road RD2
Tauranga 3172

Home ph: 07 579 5150
Mobile: 027 549 5410


Nominators: Stephen John Hall, Ian John Blunt

Candidate profile - Matthew Farrell

Jenny Hobbs

Western Bay of Plenty Constituency

242 Lindemann Road RD3
Katikati 3170

Mobile: 021 549 191


Nominators: Anne Moreen Henry, Patricia Jean Watson

Candidate profile - Jenny Hobbs

Jane Nees

Western Bay of Plenty Constituency

440B Joyce Road, Pyes Pa
Tauranga 3173

Home ph: 07 579 5150
Mobile: 027 485 9919


Nominators: Norman Francis Bruning, Peter Daniel McLeod

Candidate profile - Jane Nees


Voting closes at midday on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Any votes received after this will not be counted.

Voting papers will be mailed out to enrolled voters between 20 - 25 September 2019.

This is a postal ballot – please ensure you allow enough time for postal delivery when you return your completed voting form so that the voting papers arrive no later than midday, Saturday 12 October.

To qualify to vote, you must be registered on the parliamentary electoral roll.

You can enrol through the Electoral Commission, either online at Vote NZ or by completing an enrolment form at any PostShop. You can apply to enrol up until Friday 11 October.

If you enrolled before 16 August 2019, you should receive voting papers in the mail; these will have been posted to the postal address recorded on the electoral roll.

If you enrolled after 16 August; you did not receive your voting papers; or your voting papers have been damaged or destroyed, you will need to complete a special vote at one of the Local Council offices listed below. Please contact your local Council office to get this arranged (contact details below).

You can also drop off your votes (in the sealed envelope provided with your voting papers) at the Council offices below. If you are dropping your votes off, they must be returned to an office in the city or district council area you are registered to vote in.

Drop off locations

Tauranga City Council (07 577 7000)

  • 91 Willow Street, Tauranga

Western Bay of Plenty District Council (07 571 8008)

  • Main Office, 1484 Cameron Road (Barkers Corner, Tauranga
  • Katikati Library & Service Centre, The Centre-Patuki Manawa, 21 Main Road, Katikati
  • Ōmokoroa Library & Service Centre, McDonnell Street, Ōmokoroa
  • Te Puke Library & Service Centre, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
  • Waihī Beach Library & Service Centre, Waihī Beach Road, Waihī Beach

Whakatāne District Council (07 306 0500)

  • Main Office, 14 Commerce Street, Whakatāne
  • Murupara Service Centre – Civic Square, Murupara (07 3665 896)

Ōpōtiki District Council (07 315 3030)

  • 108 St John Street, Ōpōtiki

Kawerau District Council (07 306 9009)

  • Ranfurly Court, Kawerau

Rotorua Lakes Council (07 348 4199)

  • 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua

Taupō District Council (07 376 0899)

  • 46 Horomatangi Street, Taupō

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.


Progress results from the election will be available late afternoon on Saturday 12 October and will be published on this page. Final results will be available as soon as possible after this (between 17 - 23 October 2019).

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.


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