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
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Douglas Leeder and Bill Clark are declared elected.
Rotorua general constituency – two vacancies
|PAUL Katie Priscilla||4,587|
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Lyall Thurston and Kevin Winters are declared elected.
Tauranga general constituency – five vacancies
|VON DADELSZEN Andrew||12,821|
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Paula Thompson, Stuart Crosby, John Cronin, David Love and Andrew von Dadelszen are declared elected.
Western Bay of Plenty general constituency – two vacancies
|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
|MARR Tīpene Stephen Perenara||1,574|
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Tiipene Perenara Marr is declared elected.
Ōkurei Māori constituency – one vacancy
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Arapeta Tahana is declared elected.
Mauāo Māori constituency – one vacancy
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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)|
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|
|STOKES Christopher George||209|
|DUNCAN, Matire - Independent||150|
|MARTIN, Paora Paul - Independent||54|
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|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
|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|
For further information regarding the Elections, please contact:
The Electoral Officer
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
P O Box 364
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.