Candidate Information & Results
To view the 2022 declared election results refer to the following link
2022 Elections Information
2025 Local Body Elections
The next triennial local body elections will be held in October 2025.
Elections will be held for the following positions;
|1 councillor||Hakataramea-Waihaorunga Ward|
|1 councillor||Lower Waihao Ward|
|2 councillors||Pareora-Otaio-Makikihi Ward|
|4 councillors||Waimate Ward|
|2 members||South Canterbury Constituency of the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan)|
|From 13 July||Elections will be advertised and nominations called.|
|Nominations open for candidates.|
|Nominations close at midday (12pm). |
|Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens.|
|Meet the Candidates Evening, Waimate Event Centre, 7.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter.|
|Official result released.|
|13 -19 October 2022||Official result advertised (as soon as practicable)|
If you are enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on council’s electoral roll as a residential elector. If you need to enrol or update existing name or address details on the parliamentary electoral roll, you can do so at any NZ Post shop, online at www.elections.org.nz or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.
If you pay rates on a property within the Waimate District, but live outside that area you may be eligible to enrol as a ratepayer elector. See the link below for a copy of the ratepayer enrolment form.
Click HERE to read the Waimate District Council Nominations Legal Notice.
If you are considering standing for Council, below you will find all key documents for your reference. This includes the Candidates Handbook, 2022 Pre-Election Report, Meeting Information and a nomination form to stand for Mayor and/or Councillor.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are interested in standing for Council (either as a councillor or mayor) we've put together some FAQs you might find useful to help you make a decision. There's also some useful information for voters too, check it out below.
Waimate District Council Electoral Contacts
If you require further information, please contact our electoral official below:
Carol Cross (Electoral Official)
Waimate District Council
125 Queen Street, Waimate, 7924
Phone: +64 3 689 0000