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Election nominations for HB Regional Council


Hawke's Bay Regional Council has a full allocation of councillors ahead of Local Government elections in October 2022.

There will be just four ‘elections’ for regional councillors for Māui ki te Raki - the northern Māori constituency, Wairoa, Heretaunga-Hastings and Ahuriri-Napier constituencies in October's election.

The other constituency candidates for Māui ki te Tonga - the southern Māori constituency, Tamatea-Central Hawke's Bay and Ngaruroro will all be elected ‘uncontested’.

The full list of candidates and constituencies is:

Ahuriri-Napier Constituency
(3 Vacancies)


Barham, Mark
Kirton, Neil
Ormsby, Hinewai
Williams, Martin



Heretaunga-Hastings Constituency
(3 Vacancies)


Foss, Craig (The Right Balance)
Gibson, Steve (Protecting our native birds)
Harding, Xan (Independent)
Mackintosh, Jock
Siers, Sophie



Māui ki te Raki Māori Constituency
(1 Vacancy)

Lambert, Charles
McIlroy, Michelle



Māui ki te Tonga Māori Constituency
(1 Vacancy)

Hokianga, Thompson





Ngaruroro Constituency
(1 Vacancy)

van Beek, Jerf





Tamatea-Central Hawke's Bay Constituency
(1 Vacancy)

Foley, Will



Wairoa Constituency
(1 Vacancy)

Roadley, Di
Tapine, Api



Voting papers for the local elections will be sent by mail to all eligible voters on the electoral roll from Friday 16 September 2022.

Voting starts on Friday 16 September 2022 and closes at 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2022.

Postal votes returned by mail must be posted in a NZ Post Box before Tuesday 4 October to reach the Electoral Officer before the close of voting on 8 October 2022.

Completed voting papers can also be dropped into ballot boxes at local council offices or libraries.

All the constituency seats for Hawke's Bay Regional Council have been filled, with an 'election' only taking place in four areas.

Find out more here.

12 August 2022

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