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.
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