Official election results
All the votes in the 2019 local government elections have now been counted! Find out who has been elected, and how many votes they received, below.
Declaration of results
Pursuant to Section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, and Section 62 of the Local Electoral Regulations 2001, I hereby declare the result of the elections held on Saturday, 12 October 2019 for the election of 14 members required to be elected from the following eight (8) constituencies.
Waikato Regional Council
DURNING, William: 15,328
KOIZUMI, Peter: 6240
NICKEL, Jennifer: 16,570 ELECTED
QUAYLE, Barry: 18,188 ELECTED
RIMMINGTON, Russ: 19,706 ELECTED
STRANGE, Angela: 22,921 ELECTED
CHRUSTOWSKI, Bernard: 2774
DELICH, Alana: 2671
WHITE, Kathy: 5590 ELECTED
GRAF, Clyde: 3481
KEDZLIE, Liam: 2852
MINOGUE, Dal: 3548
TEGG, Denis: 3963 ELECTED
BALDWIN, Gray: 6607
COX, Bill: 4579
HUSBAND, Stu: 6948 ELECTED
JESPERSON, Tara: 4654
VERCOE, Hugh: 7582 ELECTED
GEE, Richard: 1965
HOLMES, Keith: 6914
LICHTWARK, Fred: 6977 ELECTED
STOREY, Pamela: 7820 ELECTED
ARMSTRONG, Dan: 4831
KNEEBONE, Stu: 10,708 ELECTED
MacPHERSON, Andrew: 10,891 ELECTED
Incumbent councillors Tipa Mahuta (Ngā Hau E Wha) and Kataraina Hodge (Ngā Tai ki Uta) were re-elected unopposed.
Voting is your chance to choose the people who will best represent what’s important to you over the next three years.
You have until 12pm on Saturday, 12 October 2019 to vote.
It’s now too late to return your voting papers by post, but you can drop them off at your nearest district council office or Hamilton City Council. Some councils are also running drive-through/drop off voting stations at a range of locations in their districts.
Special votes are available if:
- your name isn’t on the final electoral roll, but you qualify as an elector
- you didn’t receive your voting pack
- your voting pack is damaged or spoiled.
We've got more information on our site about how to vote and who the candidates are for Waikato Regional Council – just click on a button above.
If you need to cast a special vote, or want to see how many people have voted so far, please check your district or city council’s website. You’ll also find information on where you can drop off your voting papers.
What do we stand for?
Everything we do, no matter how big or small, we do to keep our environment healthy, our economy strong and our communities thriving. But we know that people working together is key to the success of our rohe. That’s why we’re committed to working in partnership with iwi and many others in our communities.
What does the Waikato Regional Council stand for?
Our iwi relationships
From the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula to the slopes of Ruapehu, the Waikato is the beating heart of the North Island. Collectively, we’re more than 460,000 strong, living in one city and 10 districts.
The council, made up of 14 elected councillors, is the governing body for Waikato Regional Council. The chair and deputy chair are appointed by the council when it takes office.
Councillors meet monthly (or as required) in committees and subcommittees to look closely at the issues and make decisions on or recommendations to the council. The full council generally meets on the last Thursday of each month to consider recommendations and make decisions on a wide variety of activities and policies.