By-Election 2017

Kaipara District Council Local By-Election 2017

As a result of an extra-ordinary vacancy, under section 120 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, notice is given that on Saturday 17 February 2018, a by-election will be held under the single transferable voting electoral system by postal vote for Mayor of the Kaipara District Council.

Candidates must be nominated on a nomination paper obtainable during normal business hours from Friday 24 November 2017 from:
  • Here
  • Kaipara District Council, Main Office, 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville;
  • Mangawhai Service Centre, Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai;

Candidate Information Sheet
By-election Fact Sheet

Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official at the above Council offices not later than 12 noon Friday 22 December 2017.

Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200.00 GST inclusive (payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer).

A candidate may submit a photo and a candidate profile statement with their nomination paper for inclusion with the voting documents being sent to electors. An attachment to the nomination paper outlines rules and procedures governing candidate profile statements and photos.

The electoral roll to be used for this by-election closes on Friday 22 December 2017 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Friday 24 November 2017 at the above Council offices.
Enrolment for inclusion on the Residential Electoral Roll is conducted through the Electoral Commission. Applications for enrolment should be made through your local post shop.

Enrolment for inclusion on the Ratepayers Electoral Roll is conducted through the electoral office of the Kaipara District Council. Applications for enrolment should be made on the prescribed form available from the above locations.

Following closure of the roll, the electoral officer may, on application of any person who is or claims to be entitled to be enrolled or any other person or otherwise, make any necessary corrections to the names, addresses, abbreviations, or marks appearing in the electoral roll.

Dated at Dargaville, 21 November 2017
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Independent Election Services Ltd
for Kaipara District Council



Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 3123


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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