Council contenders put their best feet forward

Clutha District Council Media Release

Friday 12 August 2016, 3pm

Council contenders put their best feet forward

Fifty people have thrown their hats in the ring as candidates in the upcoming Clutha District Council elections.

When the deadline for nominations passed at midday today there were:

  • 1 nominations for mayor
  • 18 nominations for councillor
  • 6 nominations for the West Otago Community Board
  • 7 nominations for Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board
  • 11 for the liquor licensing trusts
  • 7 for Clutha Health First

Deputy Electoral Officer Alan Dickson said he was pleased with the level of interest from the community.

Local Government New Zealand’s Vote 2016 campaign aims to lift nationwide voter turnout in local elections to more than 50 per cent, a first since the 1980s.

The complete list of nominations is:

Mayoralty

CADOGAN Bryan

Councillors

  • Balclutha Ward (election to be held): ATKINSON Phil, GRAHAM Bruce, JENKINSON Rachel, LUDEMANN Alison, PAYNE Ken, SUTHERLAND Carol, THOMSON Jo-anne
  • Bruce Ward: FINCH Gaynor, VOLLWEILER Bruce, WILKINSON Selwyn
  • Catlins Ward: McNAB Hilary
  • Clinton Ward: COCHRANE John
  • Clutha Valley Ward: COWIE STEW
  • Kaitangata-Matau Ward: GRAHAM Bruce
  • Lawrence Tuapeka Ward (election to be held): BLACKMORE Geoff, TANSLEY Paul
  • West Otago Ward: HERBERT John, KENNEDY Michele

Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board (election to be held)

  • CURRALL Quentin
  • DAVIDSON Geoff
  • FOSTER Mel
  • LITTLE Matt
  • McCORKINDALE Garry
  • FORBES Elizabeth Ritchie (Forbes)
  • TANSLEY Paul

West Otago Community Board:

  • HANNA Barbara
  • ROBERTSON Antony
  • ROBERTSON Bruce
  • ROULSTON Linda
  • WINK Suzanne
  • CRAWFORD Cecil

Licensing Trust:

  • Balclutha Ward 1 (election to be held): CROSS Blair, GARDNER Neville, McPHEE Jared, MORRIS Steve
  • Tokomairiro Ward 2: CARRUTHERS Ian, AGNEW Robert (Tiny)
  • Kaitangata Ward 3: GREENE Joy
  • Lawrence Ward 4: LYDERS Jason
  • Owaka Ward 5 (election to be held): BENNETT Chris, MCINTOSH Trevor
  • Clinton Ward 6: McKENZIE Scott

Clutha Health Incorporated

  • ANDERSON Kate
  • ANDERSON Hamish
  • CULLEN Neil
  • JONES Mervyn
  • MORRISON Stewart
  • RICHARDSON Paul
  • DRIVER Grant
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