Local elections 2016

Election results

Visit the election results page to find the final results

Electoral donations and expenses returns

Find the returns for Northland Regional Council candidates 2016


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


Candidates were elected for the following positions:

Councillors (9)

  • 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)

Find out where the constituencies are on our online boundaries map

Background information

This section provides links to information about the election which may be of interest:


Find the list of candidates for the 2016 elections

Public notices

Download the public notice - Notice of Day of Election (PDF, 160KB)

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)

Election timetable

Download the 2016 triennial election timetable (PDF, 120KB)

Pre-Election Report

Download the pre-election report (PDF, 1.51MB)

Candidate information

Download 'A candidate's guide to local authority elections' (PDF, 1.86MB)

Candidates information handbook

The 2016 Candidates Information Handbook (excluding maps) (PDF, 2MB)

Maps showing the regional council's consitituency boundaries (PDF, 2.8MB)

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.

True locals campaign banner.

Find out more on the Northland Local Elections website: www.localelections.co.nz

Contact details

For further information regarding these elections, please contact:

Jonathan Gibbard | Group Manager Strategy and Governance
Northland Regional Council

Telephone: 0800 002 004