Elections 2022

Tō tātou rohe – taiao ora, tangata ora, mauri ora. Our place – a healthy environment where people are thriving.

Local government elections are taking place in October 2022. It's your chance to get involved with local decision making by placing your vote between 16 September and midday 8 October. 

Regional Council responsibilities

We play a core role in the management of the natural resources in the Manawatū-Whanganui Region - land, air, water and climate. This spans from water monitoring of freshwater across the region, to flood management, public transport, biodiversity and biosecurity. Horizons plays a varied and integral role in the environment, if the future of our region is important to you then standing or voting in the 2022 local elections should be too. 

To gain a more in-depth understanding of the area we cover and work we do visit the about section of our website.


From September 16 voting papers will be sent out to those who have registered. If you don't receive your voting papers by 21 September you need to give your local city or district council a call. Learn more about the candidates standing below and also through the city and district council links.

If you forget to post your vote or would like to do it in person you can do so on 8 October until midday. City and district councils will update their websites closer to voting time to let you know where you can vote in person or where the drop boxes will be around your area to put your vote into. You can also drop your voting papers into your local councils offices (including regional councils). 


Candidate statements

View a list of the candidates for the 2022 elections

Find contact details for the candidates

Elections 2022 timeline

  • Candidate Handbook June, 2022 to June, 2022

  • Nominations 15 July, 2022 to 12 August, 2022

  • Voting documents sent to residents across the region 16 September, 2022 to 21 September, 2022

  • Voting period 16 September, 2022 to 08 October, 2022

  • Election day 08 October, 2022

  • Official results are declared 13 October, 2022 to 15 October, 2022

Pre-election report 2022

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Election results 2019
Election expenses 2019
Pre Election Report 2019
Election expenses 2016
Election results 2016

Want to know more?

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

Disclaimer: Horizons Regional Council's website and social media page's must not be used for electioneering purposes. Any post - positive or negative - made by any individual specifically relating to their own - or someone else's - nomination, intention to run for Council or election campaign, will be removed immediately.