By-election 2017

​​​​​​​​​Turangi-Tongariro Ward​ and Community Board


The final results for the 2017 by-election in the Turangi-Tongariro ward are available here:

Taupo District Council 2017 Turangi-Tongariro Ward and Community Board - Final Results.pdf

Read: Stewart returned to council following Turangi-Tongariro by-election​​


A By-election was held for the following posi​​tions:

  • Councillor for the Turangi-Tongariro Ward (one member)
  • Turangi-Tongariro Community Board (one member)

Nominated candida​tes​

​​Turangi-Tongariro Ward Councillor - nomin​ations received 
​​David Te Takinga NEW

​Turangi-Tongariro Community Board - nominations received 
​Cristina DUFF
​Clint GREEN
​John Rangituehu ​TUPARA​

Nominations for the two positions closed at noon on Friday, 11 August 2017.

To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must be:

  • Enrolled as a Parliamentary elector anywhere in New Zealand; and
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Nominated by two electors whose names appear on the electoral roll for the constituency for which you wish to stand

How do I know if I'm re​​gistered?

Turangi-Tongariro Ward Residen​ts

If you're a resident of the Turangi-Tongariro Ward and already enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll for the general election, you are automatically enrolled to vote in the local government elections. 

If you're not on the parliamentary electoral roll in the Turangi-Tongariro Ward:

Non-resident r​​atepayers

If you pay rates on a property in a different area to where you live, you may be eligible to enrol on the non-resident ratepayer electoral roll. Companies, businesses, trusts, corporations or societies which are ratepayers of a property in the district or community board area may also nominate an elector to vote on their behalf.  The elector needs to reside outside the district or community board area where the property is situated.

This also applies to partners, joint tenants and tenants in common who collectively pay rates on a property in the Turangi-Tongariro Ward.  


Page reviewed: 15 Nov 2017 2:33pm