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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Local Body Election - Saturday 12 October 2019
View the official declared election results.
Public 'meet the candidate' sessions are not run by the Council. These may occur through interested organisations or clubs through September. Events and candidate contact information listed under the drop-downs below.
Here is the link to the Election Returns for Waimakariri
Click below to expand and view who is standing for election, public 'meet the candidate' sessions and candidate statements.
Below are links to the donations and expenses declarations for each of the candidates who stood in the latest local body election.
Expenses Summary All Candidates
Donations and Expenses Declarations - Mayoral Candidates
Donations and Expenses Declarations - Councillor only or Councillor and Community Board
Donations and Expenses Declarations - Community Board
Final nominations as at 16 August 2019.
Candidate Statements pdf, 14.6 MB
If you love Waimakariri and want to vote on the future of the Waimakariri District, enrol to vote so you can have a say on the people who make decisions on what happens in your community.
If you’re not enrolled to vote, visit the Electoral Commission, call 0800 36 76 56, or free text your name and address to 3076.
If you are registered to vote in parliamentary elections, you will be automatically enrolled on the local body electoral roll at the address where you live.
Make sure you’re enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August to get your voting papers emailed to you. If you enrol later, you’ll need to cast a special vote in this year’s elections.
Any changes to the residential roll (address details, etc) should be made by:
If you are on the electoral role in one area and pay rates on another property in another area, you may be eligible for enrolment on the non-residential ratepayer roll. This qualifies you to vote more than once in the local elections. A business, company, corporation or society paying rates on a property may nominate one of its members or officers as a ratepayer elector (providing the nominated person is on the parliamentary roll outside of the city, ward or community the property is in).
Where multiple people are shown as ratepayers of a property, if all those ratepayers are on the electoral roll outside of the city ward, or community the property is located in, those ratepayers can nominate one of them as a ratepayer elector for the property.
You can download the 2019 Ratepayer Enrolment Form
Waimakariri District Council has two decision-making parts: the Council and Community Boards. You will be able to vote for:
You can find your ward and community board on this map. The term for elected members is three years.
The Council is made up of the mayor and 10 councillors. It makes decisions important to Waimakariri as a whole. All Waimakariri voters elect the mayor, while councillors are elected by voters from the ward they represent.
Waimakariri has four community boards to represent their individual areas. You can find your ward and community board on this map.
Rangiora-Ashley Community Board representing the Rangiora and Ashley subdivisions.
This board has eight elected board members and four elected Councillors.
Five Board members will come from the Rangiora subdivision and three Board members will come from the Ashley subdivision. Once elected to the Board all members will represent the Rangiora-Ashley Ward.
Oxford-Ohoka Community Board representing the Oxford and Ohoka-Swannanoa subdivisions.
This Board has six elected Board members and two elected Councillors.
Three Board members will come from the Oxford subdivision and three Board members will come from the Ohoka-Swannanoa subdivision. Once elected to the Board all members will represent the Oxford-Ohoka Ward.
Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board representing the southern area of the Kaiapoi-Woodened Ward.
This board has five elected Board members and two elected Councillors.
All five Board members will come from Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community and once elected all the Board will represent the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community area.
Woodened-Sefton Community Board representing the northern area of the Kaiapoi-Woodend Ward.
This Board has five elected Board members and two elected Councillors.
All five Board members will come from the Woodened-Sefton Community and once elected all the Board will represent the Woodened-Sefton Community area.
Councillors are also members of the Community Board covering their ward and are appointed to the Community Board by the Council.
Community boards make decisions on local issues, activities and facilities, and help build strong communities.
There are many reasons you would cast a special vote, including:
If elections are being held and you need a special vote, contact Sarah Nichols, our Deputy Electoral Officer, on 021 679 063 or visit the Rangiora Service Centre to request a special vote.
Note: Special Voting papers will only be available from 20 September to 12 October 2019.
You will need to sign a statutory declaration when you cast a special vote. This is a legal requirement to protect voters against possible duplicate voting. The statutory declaration will be provided to the person casting the special vote, along with a special voting paper and candidate profile booklet.
Anyone 18 years or older who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and has lived in New Zealand for more than one year continuously at some time in their life.
Anyone 18 years or older who is a New Zealand citizen (proof will be required) and is enrolled on the parliamentary roll.
It’s an exciting time to be part of local government and local elections are a great opportunity to see your community progress from your dedication. A democracy only succeeds if people who care for the community are prepared to give it a go, do their bit and have a say.
We have searched for the best people to shape our cities, towns and regions. Our members need vision and commitment to help them make our communities better places in which to live.
Successful local election candidates are those that take the time to listen to their communities, engage with the people within them and go on to champion their voice as their representative.
Nomination forms will not be able to be received and processed by electoral staff prior to Friday 19 July.
Download the PowerPoint ppt, 7.0 MB shown at the recently held prospective candidate info evening, outlining the nomination process etc. For further information please contact Sarah Nichols, Deputy Electoral Officer/Governance Manager: email@example.com or 021 679 063.
Quick notes for perspective candidates:
New change to rules this year:
The DHB Candidate booklet is now live on the Ministry of Health website, along with contact details for electoral officers and also Conflict of Interest information.
The purpose of a pre-election report (pdf, 552.8 KB) is to provide information to promote public discussion about the issues facing the Waimakariri District Council. The pre-election report brings together information previously published in Council's Ten Year Plans, Annual Plans, Annual Reports and associated summaries.
The electoral system used is First Past the Post (FPP).
Elections are also held at this time for the Canterbury District Health Board and Environment Canterbury.
Due to the passing of Councillor Peter Allen, a vacancy has resulted for Councillor of Rangiora-Ashley Ward.
Updated 12 December 2017
BARNETT, Kirstyn Independent - 1,343MCMILLAN, Catherine - 1,201EDGE, Grant - 994SHEPHERD WRIGHT, Bev - 905STEWART, Linda Independent - 726INFORMAL - 1BLANK VOTING PAPERS - 13
The voter return is currently 29.08%, being 5,181 votes, excluding special votes.There are 14 special votes to be processed.
View/Download the 2017 By-Election Candidate Profile (pdf, 465.1 KB)
Further Notice of Election for the 2017 Rangiora-Ashley Ward By-Election (pdf, 32.1 KB)
Public Notice (pdf, 272.9 KB)
This by-election is for the extraordinary vacancy for one Wooden-Sefton Community Board member. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from the resignation of Karen Eastwood.
The declaration of result for the Waimakariri District Council elections held on Saturday 8 October 2016 -
Declaration of results (pdf, 72.3 KB)
Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses 2016 pdf, 7.1 MB
Read what candidates standing for elected positions on the Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and Canterbury District Health Board have written about themselves and their policies.
Three candidates for three positions on the Ohoka-Swannanoa Subdivision, therefore automatically elected to the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board
Daily returns per ward
The candidate information session was held on 19 July 2016 -
view the presentation (pdf, 945.6 KB)
Voting in the Woodend-Ashley Community Board by-election opened on Monday 7 April and closed at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 April 2014.
Any questions can be directed to:
Sarah Nichols Governance Manager and Deputy Electoral Officer Waimakariri District Council Phone: 0800 965 468 or 021 679 063 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony MortonWaimakariri District Council Electoral Officer electionz.com Ltd P O Box 3138 Christchurch 8140 Phone: 0800 666 941 Fax: 03 377 1474 Email: email@example.com