17 November 2016
Nominations for the two vacant seats on Clifton Community Board open on Thursday next week (24 November).
The vacancies are due to only two nominations being received for the board’s four seats in the lead-up to the October local election. Both nominees, Ken Bedford and Warren Petersen, were automatically elected.
“We urge people who are interested in being involved in the future of the Clifton area to consider standing in the by-election,” says Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts.
“Community boards are the grass-roots of local government and board members can make a tangible difference in their community. In particular, township plans for Urenui and Onaero are going to be developed and the community board will play a key role in those projects.”
Nomination forms will be available from Thursday 24 November at the Waitara Library and Service Centre and at the Civic Centre on Liardet Street, New Plymouth, and online at newplymouthnz.com. Nominations close at noon on Thursday 22 December.
To be a candidate in the by-election a person must be:
- A New Zealand citizen.
- On the Electoral Roll.
- Nominated by two people who are on the electoral roll for the Clifton Community Board area.
Voting papers will be delivered from Thursday 26 January, with voting closing at noon on Friday 17 February.