Elections 2022

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

The most recent local government elections took place in October 2022. 


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.


Councillors Contact Details


Candidate statements

View a list of the candidates for the 2022 elections

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 2022
Election expenses 2022
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.