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 either by placing a vote for your preferred candidate or by being a candidate yourself in elections this year. Make sure you're enrolled to vote and that your details are all up to date. 

Learn about local elections in the Horizons Region.
Learn about the new Māori constituencies in this year's local elections.

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, 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.


As nominations are received we will upload the name of the candidate and the constituency they are running for in the table below. 

Raki Māori Tonga Māori Horowhenua Manawatū-Rangitīkei Palmerston North Ruapehu Tararua Whanganui
Turuhia (Jim) Edmonds   Sam Ferguson Peter Wells Rachel Keedwell Gail Gray Allan Benbow Alan Taylor
    Emma Clarke Bruce Gordon Fiona Gordon     David Cotton

  Donald Hayes   Bal Ghimire    
        Jono Naylor      


Elections 2022 timeline

  • 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

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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.