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Information for candidates

In the upcoming elections, a total of 46 candidates will be voted in to lead their community and the district. 

  • Mayor (elected ‘at large’)
  • Councillors (13)
    • Awaroa-Maramarua General Ward (1)
    • Huntly General Ward (1)
    • Newcastle-Ngāruawāhia General Ward (2)
    • Tamahere-Woodlands General Ward (2)
    • Tai Raro Takiwaa Maaori Ward (1)
    • Tai Runga Takiwaa Maaori Ward (1)
    • Tuakau-Pōkeno General Ward (2)
    • Waerenga-Whitikahu General Ward (1)
    • Western Districts General Ward (1)
    • Whāingaroa General Ward (1)
  • Community Board Members (32)
    • Huntly Community Board (6)
    • Ngāruawāhia Community Board (6)
    • Rural-Port Waikato Community Board (4), made up of:
      • North Subdivision (2)
      • South Subdivision (2)
    • Raglan Community Board (6)
    • Taupiri Community Board (4)
    • Tuakau Community Board (6)

If you are elected to more than one position, you will take the highest ranked position.

You can't be a candidate for more than one ward.

You can be a candidate for more than one local board but you can only be elected to one. If you are a candidate for more than one local board, you will need to state which one is your priority if you get elected to more than one.

You can also be a candidate for a licensing trust, if you live in the licensing trust area. You can only be a candidate for one licensing trust.

Got questions? Check out our FAQs.


Information requests

Waikato District Council responds to information requests from candidates in a similar form to LGOIMA (Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987) requests to ensure transparency of information during an election period.  This allows for greater transparency for candidates and constituents during an election period.  Several other Councils also take this approach and a schedule of requests and responses is available on our website.  Please note that no personal information is provided just the query/question and responses.

Due to the number of queries received already it is taking staff some time to collate the spreadsheet and it is anticipated that the spreadsheet will be available from Wednesday, 31 August 2022.


Candidate Information Evening, 28 June 2022 (Recording)


Related documents

Please note that the statistics and ward maps in the 2022 Candidate Information Handbook are subject to change following the LGC Determination in April 2022. This document will be updated as that information is made available to us.

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