Elections 2019

Saturday 12 October was election day.  Below are the final results as at Thursday 17 October 2019.
Please note that the Whanganui candidates were elected unopposed.

Declaration of Result of Election


Election Results

These are the final results available from the 2019 Local Government elections. 

Final 2019 candidate nominations

To read the candidate's bio's click on their name below, or click here for a list of their contact details.


(1 seat)


(2 seats)


(2 seats)

Palmerston North

(4 seats)


(1 seat)


(2 seats)

Richard Steele David Cotton Teresa Schulz Chris
Allan Benbow Phil Taueki
Weston Mervyn Kirton Nicola Patrick Bruce Gordon Jack Dowds Andrew Day Sam Ferguson
Moana Ellis   Gordon McKellar Rachel Keedwell Lorraine Stephenson Michael
    Leslie Pillow Fiona Gordon   Geoff Kane
Te Awe Awe
  Owen Greig
    John Turkington Jono Naylor   Lindsay Burnell
      Darryl Cleland   Karen  Adams
          Emma Clarke

Dates to remember

  • Nominations Open 19 July, 2019

  • Nominations Close 16 August, 2019 12:00 p.m.

  • Delivery of voting papers 20 September, 2019 to 25 September, 2019

  • Election Day 12 October, 2019

  • Inaugural Council meeting 22 October, 2019 10:00 a.m.

    Held at Regional House, 11 Victoria Avenue Palmerston North.

Why should I vote?

This is your chance to say who you want to represent you when decisions are made for our region over the next three years.  The people who are elected to Council will make many decisions on your behalf.  They will set Horizons’ rates and decide how the community’s money should be spent to achieve a sustainable region.


Elections Frequently Asked Questions 2019
Local Body Elections Information Sheet
Constituency Boundaries and Our Role
Pre Election Report 2019
Candidate Information Handbook

Pre Election Report

The Chief Executive is required under Sec 99A of the Local Government Act 2002 to produce a Pre-Election Report for Council for any year in which local body elections are to be held. The report contains information for the community and prospective candidates in the election process, and brings together information previously published in Horizons’ Long-term Plan, Annual Plans, Annual Reports and associated summaries.  This information is intended to promote public discussion about the issues facing Council, and thus enable a better informed election debate.

Read the Report


Want to know more?

For further information regarding these elections, please contact the Electoral Officer (Craig Grant) or Deputy Electoral Officer (Kay Booth) on 0508 800 800, or email elections@horizons.govt.nz.