Local government election candidates
by Paul Campbell
Nominations have closed for local government positions in the upcoming elections, and campaigning will be underway with voting documents sent to all eligible electors from Friday, September 20. The election date is Saturday, October 12.
The single transferable voting (STV) electoral system will be used for the Kaipara District Council and the Northland District Health Board. For the Northland Regional Council the first past the post (FPP) electoral system will be used.
KDC candidates are:
Mayoralty — Jason Smith; Moemoea Mohoawhenua
Dargaville Ward — Karen Joyce-Paki; Brian McEwing; Ash Nayyar; Marnie Stewart; Jay Tane; Erin Wilson-Collins
Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Ward — Jonathan Larsen; Peter Wethey
Otamatea Ward — Anna Curnow; Craig Jepson; Wayne Linton; Ian Miller; Mark Vincent
West Coast-Central — Victoria del la Varis-Woodcock; Joesephine Nathan; David Wills
Northland Regional Council (Kaipara) — Penny Smart
The candidates for the Northland District Health Board had not been collated as the Lifestyler went to press.