Notice: Join us for the candidates briefing

Are you interested in becoming a Councillor or Community Board member?

Local body elections will be held on 8 October and voting begins from the preceding month, September, by post. Nominations for candidates open on July 15, with a briefing session on 6 July .

Warwick Lampp from Elections NZ will run a briefing for potential candidates on Wednesday 6 July at Martinborough’s Waihinga Centre at 7pm-8pm. The session will also be held via Zoom and streamed to Council’s YouTube channel. Find the Zoom link on our website’s Meetings page

Learn more about:

  • How local government works
  • The responsibilities of elected members
  • The Job Description
  • Council meetings
  • The pay
  • How an election is run, including how to get nominated
  • How to campaign
  • How much you can spend on your campaign
  • Where you can find out more
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