Local elections 2016
Electoral donations and expenses returns
Triennial elections for elected members of all local authorities throughout New Zealand were conducted, by postal vote, on Saturday, 8 October 2016.
The elections were conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and were administered under contract, by Election Services, for the Northland Regional Council.
The elections were undertaken on behalf of the regional council by its three constituent territorial authorities (Far North District, Kaipara District and Whangārei District). In addition to their own elections (Mayor, Council etc), each constituent territorial authority is required to undertake the regional council and district health board elections.
Voting documents returned
These are the number of returned voting documents for each district.
As at Saturday, 8 October 2016
- Whangārei District voting document returns (PDF, 47KB)
- Kaipara District voting document returns (PDF, 33KB)
- Far North District voting document returns (PDF, 68KB)
Candidates were elected for the following positions:
- Coastal Central Constituency (1)
- Coastal North Constituency (2)
- Coastal South Constituency (1)
- Hokianga-Kaikohe Constituency (1)
- Kaipara Constituency (1)
- Te Hiku Constituency (1)
- Whangārei Urban Constituency (2)
This section provides links to information about the election which may be of interest:
Download the Notice of Election - Far North District Public Notice (PDF, 257KB)
Download the Notice of Election - Kaipara District Public Notice (PDF, 225KB)
Download the Notice of Election - Whangarei District Public Notice (PDF, 277KB)
Download the 2016 triennial election timetable (PDF, 120KB)
Download the pre-election report (PDF, 1.51MB)
Candidates information handbook
Frequently asked questions
Download the 2016 frequently asked questions (PDF, 569KB)
True locals campaign
True Locals was a campaign being run jointly by the four local authorities in Northland which was designed to encourage more people to find out about the elections, to consider putting themselves forward as candidates and most importantly get out and vote.
Find out more on the Northland Local Elections website: www.localelections.co.nz
For further information regarding these elections, please contact:
Jonathan Gibbard | Group Manager Strategy and Governance
Northland Regional Council
Telephone: 0800 002 004