Whangārei Urban by-election

Candidates | Profile statements

Nominee name Nominee affiliation Nominee contact details
ARCHER Terry Independent

PO Box 1496, Whangārei 0140
P: 027 4972355
E: [email protected]

BELL Stuart   P: 021 625115 | 09 4380495 
E: [email protected]
CHRISTIE Crichton   2/67 Otaika Road, Whangārei
P: 021 683911
E: [email protected]
DIMERY Paul Anthony Independent 77 North Gable Way, Tutukaka
P: 09 4343673
E: [email protected]
DOUGLAS Fiona Independent 73 Woodlea Lane, Kamo
P: 021 317437
E: [email protected] | [email protected]
POWDRELL Kieran Independent P: 021 08412205
TANA HOFF-NIELSEN Darleen Independent P: 022 353418
E: [email protected]
TONER Charlotte   E: [email protected]

Notice of day of by-election

Download - Notice of day of by-election Whangārei Urban constituency (PDF, 422KB)


Key dates
Nominations open:
24 November 2020
Nominations close:
Noon, 22 December 2020 
Delivery of voting documents:
From 26 January 2021
Close of voting:
Noon, 17 February 2021


Current remuneration for councillors is $71,681 per annum (on the assumption of equal distribution of work portfolios).

Campaign spending

There is a limit on what you can spend on your campaign and it relates to the population of the area you are standing for. The maximum amount that can be spent by a candidate cannot exceed $30, 000.

Candidate handbook 

For further information download the candidate information handbook:

Candidate information handbook | Whangārei Urban by-election (PDF, 3.0MB)

The by-election winner will join sitting Whangārei Urban councillor Jack Craw – a regional councillor since the local body elections in October last year – on the NRC.

The Whangārei Urban seat was left vacant with the recent resignation of former regional councillor John Bain.

About Northland Regional Council

A few things you should know about Northland Regional Council… we aren't about parking tickets, roading, building consents or any of that stuff! Our work here is ultimately about working together to care for our region's incredible environment and many communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people.

Find out about the vision, mission, values and areas of focus of the Northland Regional Council

Your regional council is made up of nine elected councillors, including a chair, an appointed chief executive officer (CEO) and around 229 full and part-time staff.

Elected members

Members of the current council were elected in October 2019, and will remain in office for three years to represent the seven regional council constituencies in Northland - Coastal North, Coastal Central, Whangārei Urban, Coastal South, Te Hiku, Hokianga-Kaikohe and Kaipara.

Although elected by individual constituencies, once sworn in, regional councillors are committed to representing the best interests of the whole of Te Taitokerau.

Contact information

For further information regarding this by-election, please contact the electoral office:

Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Northland Regional Council
PO Box 5135, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142
P: 0800 922 822 | E: [email protected]