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Local elections

Triennial local elections

Elections of members of local authorities are held once every three years, on the second Saturday in October. The next elections will be held in October 2025. By-elections are held when a vacancy occurs.

The triennial elections of regional councils, city and district councils, community boards and local boards are held at the same time as elections for licensing trusts. Westland District Council’s Election Statistics can be found here.

2019 election results

Mayor: Helen Lash was declared elected.

Northern Ward: Rielly Burden, Ian Hustwick and Jane Neale are declared elected.

Hokitika Ward: Donna Baird, Paul (Tanka) Davidson and Steven Gillet are declared elected.

Southern Ward: Ashley Cassin and Brian Manera are declared elected.

West Coast Regional Council – Westland Regional Constituency: Andy Campbell and Peter Haddock are declared elected.

Development West Coast – Westland Constituency: Rebecca Pearson is declared elected.

  • View the Candidate Electoral Donations and Expenses claim forms
  • View the Declaration of Result

Ward maps

The District is divided into three Wards for electoral purposes. See the Ward maps below: