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Stand for Council

You can help govern one of the fastest-growing cities in New Zealand by joining Tauranga City Council as an elected member.

The most effective elected members have strong skills in communication, strategic thinking and building relationships.

Candidate nominations closed on 16 August. Electoral officers will publicise candidates’ names by 21 August.

If you’re a candidate, it’s important that you:

  • Learn about how council works and your roles/responsibilities if elected
  • Make your views public by campaigning for election


While campaigning for election, you must follow rules under The Local Electoral Act 2001.


Candidate Handbook (3mb pdf) We Build – candidate’s guide (782kb pdf)
Candidate Briefing Presentation 2019 (2mb pdf) Pre-election report - 2019 (2.4mb pdf)

Nomination form - Mayor (93kb pdf)

Nomination form - At Large (94kb pdf)

Nomination form - Mount Maunganui and Papamoa ward (94kb pdf)

Nomination form - Otumoetai and Pyes Pa ward (94kb pdf)

Nomination form - Te Papa and Welcome Bay ward (94kb pdf)

Local elections policy (219kb pdf)

Approved Local Election Signage Areas (14mb pdf)

LGNZ video 1 – Standing for local government

LGNZ video 2 – Elected member skills and behaviours

LGNZ video 3 – How councils work

LGNZ video 4 – Nomination requirements

LGNZ video 5 – The first month after the elections

Last Reviewed: 16/08/2019

Learn more

For more information, email electoral officer Warwick Lampp at wlampp@electionz.com. Tauranga City Council’s deputy electoral officer, Jacinda Lean, can be reached at jacinda.lean@tauranga.govt.nz.



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