Western Bay by-election to be held following Councillor Humphreys’ resignation

28 January 2021


Western Bay of Plenty District Council will hold a by-election for one seat on Council following the resignation of Councillor Christina Humphreys.

Councillor Humphreys has resigned from her role as a Katikati-Waihi Beach Ward councillor.


Cr Humphreys leaves the role after receiving 1686 votes in the October 2019 local body elections, alongside James Denyer (2255) and Anne Henry (1491).


Western Bay Mayor Garry Webber spoke to Christina this morning when she confirmed her decision to resign.


“We wish Christina all the very best and thank her for her contribution to our Council for the past 15 months.”


Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske has confirmed the by-election process will start next week with nomination papers available from Thursday 4 February.


To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must be enrolled as a Parliamentary elector; and a New Zealand citizen; and nominated by two electors of the Katikati-Waihi Beach Ward area.


If more than one nomination is received by the close of nominations at noon on Thursday 4 March 2021, a postal ballot will be held for the electors of the Katikati-Waihi Beach Ward.


The by-election will finish at midday Friday 30 April 2021.


The preliminary roll will be available for public inspection between Thursday 4 February 2021 and Thursday 4 March 2021 at the locations below.


By-election key dates:

·         nominations open/roll open                      Thursday, 4 February

·         nominations close/roll closes midday          Thursday, 4 March

·         voting opens                                         Thursday, 8 April

·         voting closes                                        midday Friday, 30 April 

Nomination papers will be available from:

·         Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Main Office, Barkes Corner, 1484 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga;

·         The Centre, Pātuki Manawa, 21 Main Road Katikati;

·         Waihi Beach Library & Service Centre, Waihi Beach Road, Waihi Beach;

·         www.westernbay.govt.nz

·         0800 922 822