× Search

Tauranga has a sprinkler and irrigation system ban in place 


Stand for Council

You can help govern New Zealand's fastest-growing city by standing for Council in the 2021 by-election.

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

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.

The following rules and resources were prepared for the 2019 city-wide election, and may still be helpful for you.


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

Local elections policy (219kb pdf) Approved Local Election Signage Areas (11.5mb pdf)


2021 By-election nomination paper - Mayor (65kb pdf)
2021 By-election Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses Form - Mayor (203kb pdf)
2021 By-election nomination paper - Councillor - At Large (66kb pdf) 
2021 By-election nomination paper - Councillor - Otumoetai/Pyes Pa Ward (66kb pdf) 
2021 By-election Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses Form - Councillor (202kb pdf)

2021 By-election nomination information sheet (81kb pdf)
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

Note: nominations for the at large councillor open on 18 January 2021.

Last Reviewed: 23/12/2020

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.

Tauranga City Council, Private Bag 12022, Tauranga, 3143, New Zealand  |  Terms of use  |  Site map

Back To Top