Preliminary candidate list released

17/08/2019 8:30 a.m.

​​​​Below is a full confirmed list of the candidates for the 2019 council election. Candidate images and profiles will be available from 27 August.

For full information on the 2019 local government elections check our Elections page​.

Mayor (1 Vacancy)

Xiao Yu CHEN

Alex DOBIE

Peter IRVING

Les KEANE

Haki MCROBERTS

Louis RĀPIHANA

​Lyn RIESTERER

Coast Ward Councillor (1 Vacancy)

Haki MCROBERTS

Louis RĀPIHANA

Allen WAENGA

Opotiki Ward Councillor (3 Vacancies)

Paula BLACK - Independent

Shona BROWNE

Xiao Yu CHEN

Alex DOBIE

Barry HOWE

Peter IRVING

Les KEANE

Laura NEISH

Steve NELSON

Waioeka-Waiotahe Ward Councillor (2 Vacancies)

Michael Spike COLLIER

Ron FINDLAY

Debi HOCART

Lew KERR - Independent

David MOORE - Independent

Coast Community Board Member (4 Vacancies)

Michael Spike COLLIER

Gail Maria KEEPA

Tiaki PARATA

Allen WAENGA

​The existing Coast Community Board members, Michael Collier, Gail Keepa, Tiaki Parata and Allen Waenga are elected unopposed as 2019-22 Coast Community Board Members.

Unopposed candidates have yet to be sworn in.

Page reviewed: 20 Aug 2019 2:26pm