Local elections 2013
Find out more about our local candidates and preliminary and final results for 2013.
Making a stand for your community
For the 2016 elections Local Government New Zealand is running a campaign, www.lgnz.co.nz/vote2016/, until the 8 October polling date aiming to lift voter numbers above 50% nationally for the first time since 1998. Local election turnout in New Zealand has been declining since the 1980s, and in 2013 was only 42% of New Zealanders.
If you are thinking of standing as a candidate in the Kāpiti Coast District Council elections you may find the following resources helpful:
- a Candidates' Handbook - available here[PDF 3.88 MB]), and in hard copy on request. A final version will be available by the end of May
- Local Government New Zealand have published 'A candidate's guide to local authority elections' - available - http://www.lgnz.co.nz/vote2016/candidates
An article 'So you want to be a councillor?' first published in the April issue of the New Zealand Local Government Magazine - available here[PDF 52 KB]
The Pre-Election Report 2016 has been produced as required under the Local Government Act 2002. The report provides a comprehensive picture of the current position and direction of the Kāpiti Coast District. To view this report please click here[PDF 8.54 MB].
Who is representing the Kāpiti Coast District?
Following the Council’s review of representation arrangements in 2015 the Local Government Commission has decided that the following arrangements will apply to the 2016 elections in the Kāpiti Coast District:
- Councillors elected as follows:
- Five Districtwide Councillors
- Five Ward Councillors – one each for the Wards of Ōtaki, Waikanae, and Paekākāriki-Raumati, and two for the Paraparaumu Ward.
- Four community boards each with four elected members and the Ward Councillor for the following communities: Ōtaki, Waikanae, Paraparaumu-Raumati, and Paekākāriki.
The Commission also decided that some boundary adjustments should be made between Ōtaki and Waikanae. For new boundary maps, click here[PDF 1.3 MB]. For a copy of the Commission’s Determination click here[PDF 439 KB].
Those eligible to vote are:
- All residents enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll within the local government area
- All non-resident ratepayers enrolled on the ratepayer electoral roll.
For ratepayer enrolment entitlements click here[PDF 461 KB].
For ratepayer enrolment form click here[PDF 140 KB].
Persons are qualified to be enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll if they:
- Are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand; and
- Are 18 years of age or over; and
- Have at some time resided continuously in New Zealand for one year or longer; and
- Are not disqualified under the Electoral Act 1993.
Residents of Kāpiti Coast District are enrolled automatically on the District’s residential electoral roll if they are registered as parliamentary electors. Therefore there is no need to enrol separately for the District’s elections.
Any enquiries or alternations to the residential roll can be made by:
- Completing the appropriate form at any Post Shop; or
- Phoning 0800 ENROLNOW (0800 367 656); or
- Accessing the Electoral Commission website www.elections.org.nz
Any changes queries or omissions relating to the non-residential ratepayer roll should be made by phoning the Council on (04) 296 4700 and asking for the Electoral Officer.
2013 Election Results for the Kāpiti Coast
|Mayor[PDF 11 KB]||Iteration report[XML 9 KB]|
|Districtwide[PDF 16 KB]||Iteration report[XML 50 KB]|
|Ōtaki Community Board[PDF 10 KB]||Iteration report[XML 10 KB]|
|Ōtaki Ward[PDF 8 KB]||Iteration report[XML 2 KB]|
|Paekākāriki Community Board[PDF 10 KB]||Iteration report[XML 10 KB]|
|Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board[PDF 11 KB]||Iteration report[XML 8 KB]|
|Paraparaumu Ward[PDF 9 KB]||Iteration report[XML 5 KB]|
|Waikanae Community Board[PDF 12 KB]||Iteration report[XML 15 KB]|
|Waikanae Ward[PDF 9 KB]||Iteration report[XML 4 KB]|
2013 return of Electoral expenses[PDF 27.44 MB].
Summary of candidates' electoral expenses.[XLSX 14 KB]