May 18, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Auckland Maori urged to get involved in Auckland’s future.

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Candidate hui for prospective candidates in this years Auckland Council elections are being held across Tamaki Makaurau.

With local government elections being held on 9 October this year the hui are an opportunity for people interested in standing to learn more about the nomination and election process and the role of the new Auckland Councils governing body and local boards.

Candidate evenings held so far are showing that people are keen to see how they can get involved. Its vital that candidates are representative of all our diverse communities and were encouraging people of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds come forward as candidates, Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske says.

It is easy to focus on just one aspect, such as the mayoral race. However, the formal nominations dont open until 23 July, so theres plenty of time for anyone to come forward, whether for mayor, as a councilor or local board member.

Taking on a leadership role starts with just one step coming to a candidate seminar and finding out about the nomination and election processes and the role of the Auckland Council governing body and local boards.

Anyone over the age of 18 can stand for election as long as they are a New Zealand citizen and enrolled on the electoral roll.

Central Hui
Wednesday 14 July
Western Springs Garden Community Hall
956 Great North Road
Western Springs

Southern Hui
Thursday 15 July
Manukau City Council
The Gallery
Wiri Station Road

Northern Hui
Thursday 15 July
North Shore City Council
Council Chamber
Level 3, 1 The Strand, Takapuna

Western Hui
Tuesday 20 July
Hoani Waititi Marae
451 West Coast Road
Glen Eden

  • Time for all hui 7pm 8. 45pm

For information about a candidate hui contact the Electoral Office on 973 5212 or 0800 922 822 or go to any of Aucklands local council websites.

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