By-Election 2017: The Final Field

Published: 17-Oct-2017

It is a field of five for the council by-election in the Rangiora-Ashley ward after nominations closed yesterday.  The nominees are vying for the position around the council table made vacant by last month’s passing of the late Peter Allen.

The election is open to the 17,391 eligible voters within the Rangiora-Ashley ward.  Electors can look out for their voting papers in the post box next month. They will be sent out over five days, starting from 20 November.  Voting will close at noon on 12 December and a preliminary result is expected to be announced later that afternoon.

20171017_ByElectionThe new councillor will join sitting members Cr Robbie Brine, Cr Dan Gordon and Cr Paul Williams, as the representatives of the Rangiora-Ashley ward.

Residents and ratepayers within the ward who are not listed on the electoral roll, can enrol at Post Shops, or by visiting the website, prior to 11 December.

Special voting facilities will be available at the Council’s Rangiora Service Centre during normal office hours. Hand delivered voting papers will be accepted at the Rangiora Service Centre until the election closes.

For further information, please contact Sarah Nichols, Deputy Electoral Officer, Waimakariri District Council. Ph: 021 679 063 or email:

Candidates 2017 Rangiora-Ashley ward Council By-Election