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Masterton District Council Elections

Montfort Trimble Foundation By-election

By-Election Final Results

A By-election is scheduled to be held on Friday 17 February 2017 to fill one extraordinary vacancy on the Montfort Trimble Foundation.

The Montfort Trimble Foundation (the Foundation) is a charitable trust set up to promote pubic afforestation. The Foundation was established in 2004 and inherited a legacy of public afforestation from Dr Montfort Trimble. It is administered under the provisions of the Masterton District Council (Montfort Trimble Foundation) Act 2003, with Lands Trust Masterton acting as administrators of the Foundation.

Nominations
Nominations for the By-election open on Thursday 24 November 2016 and must be received no later than 12 noon on Thursday 22 December 2016. Nominations must be made on the appropriate nomination form available below or at the Masterton District Council office on 161 Queen Street, Masterton.

Montfort Trimble Foundation 2017 By-Election Nomination Paper

Montfort Trimble Foundation 2017 By-Election Info Sheet

Further Notice of Election for the Montfort Trimble Foundation

Qualifying as a Candidate for Montfort Trimble Foundation
To qualify as a candidate for election to the Montfort Trimble Foundation, you must be:
- enrolled as a parliamentary elector anywhere in New Zealand
- a New Zealand citizen.

Electoral Rolls
A preliminary electoral roll for the by-election can be inspected at Masterton District Council office on 161 Queen Street, Masterton during normal office hours from Thursday 24 November 2016 to Thursday 22 December 2016.

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:
• Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
• Visiting the Elections website (www.elections.org.nz)
• Completing an enrolment form available at the Council’s office at 161 Queen Street, Masterton.

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on 22 December 2016.

Electoral Details
If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the First past the Post electoral system. Candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order on the voting papers.


Click here for Final Election Results

Voting returns

For daily and cumulative voting returns click here: http://electionz.com/2016lgereturns/ELT48MA16_returns.htm

Nominations

Nominations for the 2016 local elections have now closed.

Nominated Candidates
Click here to see the list of candidates who’ve been nominated to stand in the 2016 local body elections.

Candidate Profiles

Click here to see the list of candidate profiles.

Candidate Contacts

Candidate contacts are available here.

Local Elections 2016

The 2016 local elections will be held on Saturday 8th October. Local elections within the Masterton District include elections for the Masterton District Council, Wairarapa DHB, Masterton Trust Lands Trust, Masterton Community Trust and the Montfort Trimble Foundation.
 
Local body elections are held throughout the country every three years. The elections are held under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and the Local Government Act 2002. The last local body election was held in 2013. Results from the last election can be found here.

Key Dates for Local Elections 2016

15 July 2016 - Nominations open for candidates
12 August 2016 - Nominations close for candidates (closes at 12 noon)
16-21 September 2016 - Voting papers delivered to registered voters
8 October 2016 - Voting day (closes at 12 noon)

Pre-Election Report 2016

The purpose of a pre-election report is to provide information on the Council’s performance and promote public discussion about the issues facing the Masterton District Council.

The pre-election report is available here.

Candidate Handbook 2016

The handbook is designed to help candidates during the electioneering period with information that is specific to the Masterton District's local government election.
To pick up a copy of the handbook, contact the Council's Electoral Officer or Deputy Electoral Officer.

How to have your say in the 2016 Local Elections

To vote in a local body election, you need to be enrolled on either the residential or ratepayer electoral roll.

You are eligible to enrol on the residential roll if you:
- are 18 years of age or older, and
- are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and
- have lived in New Zealand continuously, at any time, for one year or more, and
- have lived at your current address for more than one month.

You are eligible to enrol on the ratepayer roll if you:
- are a registered parliamentary elector, and
- are a non-resident ratepayer who has applied for enrolment on the ratepayer roll
or, if you:
- are resident outside of Masterton district and have been nominated by a firm, company, corporation or society paying rates on a property in the Masterton district.

Residential Electoral Roll
All parliamentary electors are automatically enrolled on the local body residential electoral roll at the address where they live. You do not have to be a ratepayer to qualify for enrolment on the residential electoral roll.
You can change your address details on the residential electoral roll by:
- completing the appropriate form at any post shop
- telephoning 0800 ENROLNOW (0800 367 656)
- going to the Elections New Zealand website www.elections.org.nz

Ratepayer Roll
If you are enrolled on the parliamentary roll in one local body area and pay rates on a property in another, you may be eligible to apply for enrolment on the ratepayer roll (for the local body area in which you pay rates but don't reside).

Companies, organisations or societies paying rates on a property may nominate one of its members or officers as a ratepayer elector (provided that both the person nominating and the nominee live outside the local body area). Ratepayer roll enrolment forms are available here.

Qualifying as a Candidate for Council

District/Regional Council
To qualify as a candidate for election to a district or regional council, you must be:
- enrolled as a parliamentary elector anywhere in New Zealand
- a New Zealand citizen
- You do not have to live in the area or ward that you stand for, but you must be nominated by people who do live there. See information regarding nominations.

Restrictions
You cannot stand for election to both the Masterton District Council (as Mayor or Councillor) and the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

You cannot stand for election to more than one ward or constituency of the same authority, but you can stand for Mayor and your preferred ward. For example, a candidate couldn’t stand for both the urban and rural wards, but could stand for Mayor and the urban ward.

You cannot have concerns or interests in contracts over $25,000 with the local authority. However, this may be waived if, before standing, you get approval from the Office of the Auditor-General.

If you are employed by a local authority and are elected as mayor or councillor of that local authority, you must resign as an employee before taking up the position as an elected member. The rules of an individual local authority may mean that an employee has to take leave of absence for campaigning purposes before the election.

If you're employed by the police as a constable, authorised officer or supervisor, you must take leave of absence if you want to stand for election to a local authority. If elected, you would have to resign from the police.

Qualifying as a Candidate for Other Local Elections

If you are standing for a district health board or local Trust, you can also stand for mayor, the district council, or the regional council but you will be subject to the restrictions outlined above.

District Health Board (DHB)
To qualify as a candidate for election to a district health board, you must be:
- enrolled as a parliamentary elector anywhere in New Zealand
- a New Zealand citizen
- not disqualified by either clause 17, Schedule 2 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000
or section 30(2)(a) to (f) Crown Entities Act 2004.

You can only stand for one district health board.

Masterton Trust Lands Trust
To qualify as a candidate for election to the Masterton Trust Lands Trust, you must be:
- enrolled as a parliamentary elector anywhere in New Zealand (whether within or outside the Trust district)
- a New Zealand citizen.

Masterton Community Trust
To qualify as a candidate for election to the Masterton Community Trust, you must be:
- a resident of the Community Trust district
- enrolled as a parliamentary elector anywhere in New Zealand
- a New Zealand citizen
- not disqualified from standing as a member of the Trust by any of the provisions of sections 322 and 376 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Montfort Trimble Foundation
To qualify as a candidate for election to the Montfort Trimble Foundation, you must be:
- enrolled as a parliamentary elector anywhere in New Zealand
- a New Zealand citizen

Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses 2013

After an election, candidates are required to file a return of candidate donations and expenses with the Electoral Commission. See the list below of candidates who completed a return of candidate donations and expenses:

Mayor
Caffell, Gary
Daniell, Garry
Patterson, Lyn

Council
Bracewell, Doug
Caffell, Gary
Debney, Peter
Goodwin, Brent
Hannon, Pip
Harris, Mark
Holmes, David
Hooker, Jonathan
Laing, Bruce
McClymont, Graham
McGillicuddy, Shaun
McNeur, Peter
O’Donoghue, Simon (Ziggy)
Patterson, Lyn
Peterson, Chris

Masterton Licensing Trust
Antonio, Mena
Blakemore, Steve
Cooper, Craig
Cruickshank, Lucy
Kershaw, Jock
Roberts, Craig
Southey, Ray
Taucher, Karl
Wilson, Lloyd

Masterton Trust Lands Trust
Bunny, John
Daniell, Garry
Hunt, Keith
Hymers, John
Long, Rick
O’Styke, Wayne
Ryan, Sandy
Taucher, Karl

Montfort Trimble Foundation
Braaksma, Stan
Palmer, Harriet
Wyeth, Michael

 

Election Donations and Expense Returns

Antonio Mena

Brewster Christine

Caffell Gary

Cottle Ross

Dalziell John

Davidson Deborah

Garlick Siobhan

Goodwin Brent

Griffiths Lucy

Harris Mark

Hooker Jonathan

Hunt Keith

Jackson Andrea

Johnson Rebecca

Kershaw Jock

Laing Donna

Mailman Frazer

McAnulty Kieran

McClymont Graham

McKenzie roddy

Nixon Tina

O'Donoghue Simon

Patterson Lyn

Peterson Chris

Quinn Richard

Southey Leanne

Southey Ray

Steer Ian

Taucher Karl

Taylor Jennifer
 

More Information

For more information about enrolling to vote in the local elections, go to:
Local Government New Zealand website: http://www.lgnz.co.nz/home/nzs-local-government/elections/
SOLGM website: http://www.solgm.org.nz/Resources/Elections
Department of Internal Affairs website: http://www.dia.govt.nz/services-Local-Elections-Index

 

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