A General Election Hoarding is a sign designed to encourage or persuade voters to vote for a particular candidate/s in a general election and which is larger than 1.5m2 but no larger than 3m2.
Prior to erecting any hoarding/s the candidate must make an application to Council on the Application for Election Hoardings form and pay the $200 fee. Application forms are available from Council offices and can be downloaded from this page.
Your completed application can be sent to email email@example.com or posted to Buller District Council, PO Box 21, Westport 7866.
Hoardings must not be erected until the candidate has received written confirmation from Council that their hoardings have been approved.
The following requirements must be met for General Election Hoardings:
- Each candidate is restricted to a maximum of 12 hoardings in the Buller District, with a maximum of four hoardings per ward (Seddon, Westport, Inangahua)
- The location of every hoarding is subject to landowner, occupier and Council approval
- No hoarding shall be erected as to restrict or obstruct the visibility of traffic entering or exiting from any adjacent property
Any hoarding that will be visible from the state highway must have the written approval of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency before approval will be given by Council and must also comply with NZTA’s requirements for electioneering signs adjacent to state highways.