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2016 Triennial Elections - DECLARATION OF FINAL RESULTS

These are the final results for HBRC elections held on Saturday 8th October 2016.

In accordance with section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, I hereby declare the final result of the triennial local body election held on 8 October 2016 conducted under the First Past the Post electoral system.

Central Hawke’s Bay Constituency – 1 Vacancy

Candidate Affiliation Votes
Debbie Hewitt Leading the way for Central Hawke's Bay 4,200
Elderkamp, Dan   1,598
Informal    1
Blank voting documents    204

Debbie Hewitt is declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 62.56%, being 5,939 ordinary votes.

Napier Constituency - 3 vacancies

Candidate Affiliation Votes
Kirton, Neil   11,425
Dick, Alan    9,217
Bailey, Paul Independent 8,846
Williams, Martin   7,606
Irving, Moira    5,734
Informal    20
Blank voting documents    727

Paul Bailey, Alan Dick and Neil Kirton are declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 43.82%, being 18,775 ordinary votes.

Hastings Constituency - 3 vacancies

Candidate Votes
Graham, Rex 10,168
Barker, Rick 9,007
Belford, Tom 8,478
Bowers, Cynthia 7,478
Gilbertson, Tim 6,820
Informal 21
Blank voting documents 803

Rick Barker, Tom Belford and Rex Graham are declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 45.27%, being 17,406 ordinary votes.

Ngaruroro Constituency – 1 Vacancy

Candidate Votes
Beaven, Peter  4,356
Ross, Dan  2,278
Informal  6
Blank voting documents  838

Peter Beaven is declared elected.

The voter return percentage for the Ngaruroro Constituency within Hastings District was 50.66%, being 7,423 ordinary votes.

Wairoa Constituency – 1 Vacancy

Candidate Affiliation Votes
Wilson, Fenton Independent 1,676
Whaanga, Dean Independent  1,530
Informal    3
Blank voting documents    193

Fenton Wilson is declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 60.9%, being 3,351 ordinary votes.

Leeanne Hooper
Electoral Officer
Hawke's Bay Regional Council

14 October 2013


For any further enquiries

Please contact the Electoral Officer, Leeanne Hooper, 06 833 8017,​.

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