Candidate Information Day - Saturday 20 July

If you see yourself as a potential leader and are passionate about your community, then now's your chance to give local politics a go and have your say in your community's future.

An Information Day for anyone thinking about being a candidate is being held at the Hawera Administration Building, Albion Street on Saturday 20 July from 9.30 - 11.30am.

The session covers a range of things about local government which will be very useful for candidates to know - ranging from governance roles and responsibilities, current and future issues, expectations and commitments and how the organisation operates.

"Standing for you local council and community boards is a great way to have real influence over the issues affecting your communities, and I encourage anyone thinking about standing to come to the Information Day to find out what it's all about," says South Taranaki District Council chief executive Waid Crockett.

If you are interested in finding out more about standing as a local body election candidate, contact Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske on 0800 922 822 or email You can also talk to Jan Johnston at the South Taranaki District Council on 0800 111 323 or by emailing


9.30-11.30am, Hawera Administration Building, Albion Street, Hawera

- Introduction, welcome, housekeeping

- Electoral Officer Presentation

- South Taranaki District Council Presentation

- Taranaki Regional Council Presentation

- Taranaki District Health Board Presentation

- Questions

- Informal questions and discussion

Are you interested in standing in the 2019 Local Body Elections?

Click here to download the Candidate Information Booklet.

Click here to go to Candidate Nomination Forms

You can also find out more about the state of the Council by reading the Pre-Election Report.


Click here to download the PDF for Election Signage Frequently Asked Questions.