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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 a mayor or councillor.

The most effective mayors and councillors have strong skills in communication, strategic thinking and building relationships.

Candidate nominations closed on 16 August. View information and candidate profiles booklet (1.3mb pdf).

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.

Local elections policy (219kb pdf) Approved Local Election Signage Areas (14mb pdf)

Curbs have been painted orange to show where election signs can be placed.

Elections signs placement example


Candidate Handbook (3mb pdf) We Build – candidate’s guide (782kb pdf)
Candidate Briefing Presentation 2019 (2mb pdf) Pre-election report - 2019 (2.4mb 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: 28/08/2019

Learn more

For more information, email electoral officer Warwick Lampp at wlampp@electionz.com. Tauranga City Council’s deputy electoral officer, Robyn Garrett, can be reached at robyn.garrett@tauranga.govt.nz.



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