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Voting closes 8 October 2022 at 12 noon

Key Dates

Key Dates for Candidates

  • Before Friday 15 July 2022

    Consider being a candidate

  • Friday 15 July 2022

    Candidate nominations open

  • Friday 12 August 2022

    Candidate nominations close

  • Wednesday 17 August 2022

    Candidates announced

  • From Friday 16 August 2022

    Delivery of voting packs

  • 12 noon Saturday 08 October 2022

    Close of voting

  • Thursday 13 October – Wednesday 19 October 2022

    Official results announced

Future Councillor Information Sessions

  • June 22 – Future Councillors Information Evening - Whangārei

    5pm, Hihiaua Cultural Centre, 56-58 Herekino Street
    Northland Regional Council and Whangarei District Council

  • 14 July – Virtual Hui

    7 – 8pm, Online – register via NRC website
    Northland Regional Council

  • 20 July – FNDC Q&A Panel Session

    5.30pm - 7.30pm, Kaikohe HQ Chamber
    Details TBC

  • 25 July - Future Councillors Information Evening - Kaitāia

    5pm Kaitāia Digital Hub, 66-70 Commerce Street
    Northland Regional Council and Far North District Council

  • 28 July - Future Councillors Information Evening - Dargaville

    5pm, Sportsville, Memorial Park, Logan Street
    Northland Regional Council

  • 02 August - Future Councillors Information Evening - Kawakawa

    5pm, Te Hononga – Kawakawa
    Far North District Council

  • 03 August - Future Councillors Information Evening - Kaikohe

    5pm, Te Kona – Digital, Business and Learning Hub, 74 Guy Road
    Northland Regional Council and Far North District Council

For Kaipara District, candidate information briefings are a one-to-one appointment with a Kaipara District Council Governance Advisor. Appointments are available online, over the phone, or in person. To make an appointment, contact Gavin Dawson on 09 439 7059 or

Key Dates for Voters

  • 16 - 21 September 2022

    Voting documents delivered

    All local authority elections will be conducted by postal vote. Voting documents will be delivered by NZ Post between Friday 16 September 2022 and Wednesday 21 September 2022.

  • 16 September – Noon 8 October 2022

    Special voting period

  • 4 October 2022

    Make sure you have your vote in the post by 5pm Tuesday 4 October 2022 to ensure it is received in time (by 12 noon Saturday 8 October 2022).

  • 8 October 2022 at 12pm

    Election day – voting closes midday.

    Progress results will be available as soon as practicable after 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2022 (expected around 2pm).

  • 9 October 2022

    Preliminary results.

    Preliminary results are expected to be available on Sunday morning 9 October 2022 once all votes received at council offices on the morning of election day have been delivered to the electoral office and processed

  • 13 – 19 October 2022

    Declaration of results.

    The official results will be announced when special votes have been checked, expected to be Thursday 13 October 2022.