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Stand up for Hauraki

Local authority elections are this October. These elections are your opportunity to decide who you want to represent you on our council.

Stand up and vote

Get enrolled

Voting is your chance to choose the people who will best represent what’s important to you over the next three years. But before you can vote, you must be enrolled.

Check your enrolment details or get enrolled - visit Vote NZ.

What do you stand for?

Become a candidate

Are you passionate about the Hauraki district? If you'd like to help make it the best it can be, then make your stand for the Hauraki District Council.

See more about Standing for Local Government 

or download the Candidate Guide [PDF, 3.5 MB] PDF document


Non-resident ratepayers

If you're a ratepayer in Hauraki, but don't live here, you may be entitled to enrol to vote on the non-resident ratepayer roll. Companies, businesses and societies that are ratepayers, may also nominate one elector to vote on their behalf, provided they reside outside of the Hauraki District Council area.

If you think you may be eligible to enrol or to nominate a person for the non-resident ratepayer electoral roll, you will need to complete an Enrolment Form for Ratepayer Electors [PDF, 214 KB] PDF document

Pre-Election Report

This report, has been prepared by the Hauraki District Council Chief Executive, Langley Cavers to provide voters and potential Council candidates with a consolidated summary of the Council’s past, current and future financial position and key priorities for the next three years

To be elected
A Mayor elected at large across the Hauraki District.
Councillors (13)
  • 4 councillors elected by the electors of the Plains Ward.
  • 4 councillors elected by the electors of the Paeroa Ward.
  • 5 councillors elected by the electors of the Waihi Ward.
Waikato Regional Council Members
  • either 2 members from the Waihou General Constituency (for the Plains Ward and some of the Paeroa Ward) 
  • or 1 member from the Thames-Coromandel General Constituency (for the Waihi Ward and parts of the Paeroa Ward)
  • or 1 member from the Nga Tai Ki Uta Maori Constituency (for all of our Wards).
    Find out more about the constituencies 

VOTE 2022

Elections timeline

  • Candidate nominations open
    15 July 2022

  • Candidate nominations close
    12 August 2022, midday

  • Voting packs sent to enrolled voters
    16 - 21 September 2022

  • Voting opens
    16 September 2022

  • Election Day
    8 October 2022, voting closes midday

Are you enrolled to vote?

If you are not enrolled to vote you have until 6 July 2022 to appear on the local electoral role. After this date call 0800 36 76 56.
Check your enrolment details or get enrolled - visit Vote NZ

Contact us

For further information regarding this election, please contact the electoral office:

Dale Ofsoske
09 573 5212 

More information

If you would like more information on how the First Past the Post (FPP) voting system works, please check the Department of Internal Affairs' website at

For information on councils in general go to

For more information on the pōtitanga ā-rohe (local elections) go to 

Taituarā - Local elections 2022

Hauraki wards map2

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