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Information about the Māori ward

In 2024, voters on the Māori electoral roll can choose a candidate to represent the Māori ward.

For our upcoming election, we will have a new representation arrangement for our Council. This includes a councillor representing the newly established Māori ward, Te Awanui. Te Awanui will represent the entire city.

Enrol to vote for the Māori ward

People enrolled on the Māori electoral roll will vote for candidates in the Māori ward and the mayor.

Do you want to vote in the Māori ward? You can switch rolls and update your details here: Electoral Commission. You can also choose to change your roll type at any time, except in the three months before a local or general election. For this election, the roll will close midnight 19 April.

Learn more about Māori wards

Maori ward

Voting is open for everyone 18-years of age or over. You also need to:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident
  • have lived in Aotearoa, continuously, at any time for one year or more
  • have lived at your current address for more than one month.

You might also be eligible to vote if you are:

  • a non-resident ratepayer who has applied for enrolment on the ratepayer roll
  • a resident outside of Tauranga who has been nominated by a firm, company, corporation, or society paying rates on a property in Tauranga. 

If you don't live in Tauranga but you pay rates on a property here, you can enrol to vote using the ratepayer enrolment form.

Ratepayer enrolment form (77kb pdf)

Ratepayer enrolment online portal

Who do I vote for?

If you will be voting for the Te Awanui ward this election, you can select a candidate to represent Te Awanui and a candidate for Tauranga City mayor.

Key dates 

16 October 2023: Māori electoral roll opens
20 April 2024: Māori electoral roll closes
26 April 2024: Nominations open
24 May 2024: Nominations close
20 July 2024: Election Day


More information for Māori candidates

Check out some frequently asked questions about local government.

Learn more

For more information, email electoral officer Warwick Lampp at taurangacc@electionz.com. Tauranga City Council’s deputy electoral officer, Coral Hair, can be reached at election24@tauranga.govt.nz.

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