Being a Horowhenua District Council elected member is an opportunity for you to be part of governing our district.
Candidate nominations opened on 15 July and closed at 12 noon on 12 August 2022.
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To view nominations as they are processed visit www.electionz.com
Nominations for the 2022 Local Body Elections, for the Horowhenua District Council, closed at 12 noon on Friday 12 August with 28 candidates putting themselves up for election for 18 roles. The 2022 candidates are:
||JENNINGS, Sam (The Change We Need)
KAYE-SIMMONS, Victoria (Independent)
|Kere Kere General Ward
RUSSELL, Brett (Simply The Best)
|Miranui General Ward
|Levin General Ward
||BARKER, Mike (Independent)
JENNINGS, Sam (Standing Up For The Horowhenua)
KIRK, Athol (Independent)
TUKAPUA, Piri-Hira Josephine
VAN DEN BERG, Carl (To Serve My Community)
|Waiopehu General Ward
|Horowhenua Māori Ward
HORI TE PA, Nina
O’CARROLL, Troy (Whakawehi Marae Trustees)
|Te Awahou Foxton Community Board
FOX, Nola (Working together for Foxton & Beach)
RUSSELL, Brett (Simply The Best)
Each Candidate for the 2022 Local Body Elections has prepared a candidate profile statement. This statement is the same as the one contained in the Pārongo me ngā Kōrero Kaitono | Information & Candidate Profiles booklet which will be supplied along with voting papers.
Both the Candidate profile statements and the booklet are available on our Candidates page.
Candidate Contact Information
To view nominations contact information visit www.electionz.com and search for Horowhenua District Council.
'Meet the Candidates' Events
Hosted by community organisations and businesses, these events are an opportunity for you to get to know the candidates for your area in the Local Election 2022.
The events have been brought to our attention by the organisations running them – it is not a full list of all events across the district and they are not hosted by Horowhenua District Council.
We encourage all organisers to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your 'Meet the Candidates' event published.
View the 'Meet the Candidates' events
Who can be a candidate
To be a candidate for an elected member position, you must be:
- a New Zealand citizen
- over 18 years old
- enrolled on the electoral roll.
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You don't need any special qualifications. Elected members come from all backgrounds and walks of life.
To be effective you'll need to bring a broad range of skills to the role:
- Decision making and strategic thinking
- Communication and community engagement
- Relationship building and collaboration.
View our Skills and qualities you need to become an elected member page for further information.
What candidates need to do
- find out what's important to your local community
- learn about Horowhenua local government structure and the role of councillors, and community board members.
You can find a meeting of Council to watch online on our Live Council Meetings page.
Lack of knowledge about the candidates and their views is consistently reported as one of the main reasons people don't vote in local elections.
To run a successful campaign, you need to let local residents know the key issues you stand for within the community.
Regulations for campaigning
There are regulations around campaigning, including:
- how much you can spend
- how and when you can display signage.
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