Time running out for Te Hiku Community Board nominations

Published on 15 July 2020

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Potential candidates to fill a vacancy on the Te Hiku Community Board (Whatuwhiwhi subdivision) have one week remaining to lodge their nomination papers.

To date, no one has lodged a nomination to fill the vacancy left by Lawrie Atkinson, who resigned last month for health reasons. 

According to the Local Electoral Act 2001, if there are no valid nominations received for a by-election, the community board may resolve to fill the vacancy by appointing a suitably-qualified person.

Nomination papers can be obtained from the Council’s Kaitaia Service Centre at Te Ahu, from the Council’s website (www.fndc.govt.nz), or by phoning 0800 922 822. Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

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

  • enrolled as a Parliamentary elector
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • ·nominated by two electors of the Whatuwhiwhi subdivision of the Te Hiku Community Board area.

If more than one nomination is received, a postal ballot will be held for Whatuwhiwhi subdivision electors. The by-election will close at midday, Thursday 17 September 2020.

The preliminary electoral roll is available for public inspection until Wednesday 22 July 2020 at Te Ahu. For more information please contact the Electoral Office, Far North District Council, telephone 0800 922 822.

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