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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.

M Ahipene
Electoral Officer
Waikato Regional Council


DURNING, William: 15,328

KOIZUMI, Peter: 6240

NICKEL, Jennifer: 16,570 ELECTED

QUAYLE, Barry: 18,188 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


JESPERSON, Tara: 4654



GEE, Richard: 1965

HOLMES, Keith: 6914


STOREY, Pamela: 7820 ELECTED

Waipā-King Country

ARMSTRONG, Dan: 4831


MacPHERSON, Andrew: 10,891 ELECTED

Incumbent councillors Tipa Mahuta (Ngā Hau E Wha) and Kataraina Hodge (Ngā Tai ki Uta) were re-elected unopposed. 

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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.

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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?

Working together

Working together

"Over the past 10 years, there’s been a shift in what matters most to Kiwis. The focus has moved from just the economic bottom line to a more holistic view. That’s why sustainability is no longer an add-on but central to the strategy of New Zealand’s leading businesses." - Karen Bennett (Manager - Chief Executive's Office)
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Our iwi relationships

Our iwi relationships

“At the beginning we didn’t have the trust and confidence in each other. Over time, with maturing of that relationship, we started moving more in sync.” – Mali Ahipene (Pou Tuhono)
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Healthy environment

Healthy environment

“If we destroy our environment, we essentially destroy ourselves as a region because it takes away our future options and what we can do.” – Mike Scarsbrook (Science Manager)
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Strong economy

Strong economy

“Economics is fundamentally about allocating resources. I believe businesses need to access natural resources, but balance is important.” – Blair Kennan - (Principal Economist)
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Vibrant communities

Vibrant communities

“What we do needs to be affordable for our communities. Be of value and add value. It’s pretty tough out there for some people...” – Janine Becker (Chief Financial Officer)
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Image - small map of regionOur region

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.

committee structureCommittee structures

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.