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This page contains information about the local body elections which are held every three years in October.
Updated: 14/10/2019 3:27 p.m.

Elections for all local councils in New Zealand are held every three years.

The elections are conducted under the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and the Local Government Act 2002.

The elections are your chance to have a say in decisions Council makes that affect us all.

The 2019 Local Government Elections are to be conducted, by postal vote, on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Key Dates 2019

12 October 2019

Polling day - ballot boxes close at noon

17 October 2019

Final results will be announced by

For more information about the 2019 Triennial Election Timetable and / or Frequently Asked Questions, click on the following links.

2019 Timetable Triennial Election [695kb]

Frequently Asked Questions [327kb]



Elections will be held for the following positions:

  • Mayor (elected at large) (1)
  • Mangakahia - Maungatapere Ward (1)
  • Bream Bay Ward (2)
  • Denby Ward (3)
  • Hikurangi - Coastal Ward (2)
  • Okara Ward (4)
  • Whangarei Heads Ward (1)

Elections for Northland Regional Council members and Northland District Health Board members will be also be held concurrently.  



Candidate nominations closed on Friday 16 August 2019. 

To view the candidates, contact details and their profiles, please follow the link below.



Voting papers will be sent from 20 September 2019.

The voting period is from Friday 20 September 2019 to noon Saturday 12 October 2019.

For more information on Voting, please follow the link below.


Further information

For more information about the 2019 Local Elections, view the Triennial Election Fact Sheet:

Fact Sheet - Triennial Election [3mb]

Or contact the Electoral Officer, using the details below.

The Electoral Officer, Whangarei District Council
Postal Address: PO Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Contact number : 0800 922 822


Past Elections

Follow the links below for more information on the 2013 and 2016 elections, and the 2017 By-Election for Denby ward.


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