- CLEINE, Jamie (2,244)
- O’DEA, Patrick (1,284)
- OSMASTON, Richard – Money Free Party New Zealand (116)
- INFORMAL (3)
- BLANK VOTING PAPERS (181)
I therefore declare Jamie CLEINE as elected.
In this section
Every three years, the people of Buller vote for a Mayor, councillors and community board members to represent their community.
The Buller District Council consists of 11 elected members, the Mayor and 10 councillors.
The district is divided into three wards – Seddon (2 elected representatives), Westport (6 elected representatives) and Inangahua (2 elected representatives). There are also four representatives on the Inangahua Community Board.
The final result for the Buller District Council elections held on Saturday 8 October 2022 are:
The Council was sworn in on 19 October 2022. Meet Buller District's Mayor and councillors.
The final 2022 results and voting details are found below, as declared by John Rodger, Buller District Council Electoral Officer:
I therefore declare Jamie CLEINE as elected.
I therefore declare Rosalie Mary SAMPSON and Toni O’KEEFE as elected.
I therefore declare Linda WEBB and Graeme NEYLON as elected.
I therefore declare Joanne HOWARD, Phil GRAFTON, Grant WESTON, Annelise PFAHLERT, Andrew BASHER, and Colin REIDY as elected.
As there were only the four nominees for the 4 vacancies, the following are declared elected: Dean GIDDENS, Alun BOLLINGER, Robyn ABBEY, and Ashleigh NEIL.
The voter return for the Buller District was 48.2%, being 3,748 votes, excluding special votes.
Although there were two other issues in the Buller, being the election of two Buller councillors for the West Coast Regional Council, and the election of one Buller trustee for Development West Coast, the final results for these will be declared by the respective Electoral Officers, and these will be available on the Regional Council website www.wcrc.govt.nz or the DWC website www.westcoast.co.nz/development-west-coast
Buller District Council
14 October 2022
Find the full electoral donations and expenses for all candidates below.
The aim pre-election reports is to give our community sufficient information to debate and discuss the key issues facing the Buller District ahead of each election.
The report includes Council’s current financial position and the key issues and major projects that Council is working on and plans to deliver over the next three-years.
This report helps voters to choose the candidates you believe have the skills and expertise to shape the district you want to live, work, and play in.
This document enables people considering standing for Council, to assess Council’s past performance and understand what is on Council’s horizon over the coming three-years.
Every chief executive officer of a local territorial authority must produce a report that helps voters to consider how well Council has performed and give an overview of the issues facing Council in the future.
Section 99A of the Local Government Act 2002 requires that a pre-election report must not contain any statement by, or photograph of any elected member, or any narrative produced by the mayor or chairperson. The report complies fully with the Act in this respect.
Relevant documents relating to previous elections:
In accordance with section 28 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 (Act), Council has resolved to use ‘First Past the Post’ (FPP) as its Electoral System for the 2025 and 2028 Triennial Elections.
Below is the Resolution of Council from the meeting held on Wednesday 30 August 2023
RESOLVED that the Council:
In accordance with section 28 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 (Act), notice is given that the Buller District Council has resolved at its meeting on 30 August 2023, to use ‘First Past the Post’ (FPP) as its Electoral System for the 2025 and 2028 Triennial Elections.
Electors have the right to demand a poll, in accordance with section 29 of the Act, to countermand this resolution.
The choice is between the FPP and the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral systems. Unless a poll or further resolution determines otherwise, the FPP electoral system will continue to be used by Buller District Council.
A valid demand for a poll must be:
Every elector who signs a demand must also provide their full name and the address for which they are qualified as an elector of the Buller District Council.
If a valid demand for a poll is received by 11 December 2023, the poll will be held no later than 14 March 2024, and will have effect for the 2025 and 2028 triennial general elections. If however a valid demand for a poll is received after 11 December 2023, then the poll will be held after 14 March 2024, and will have effect for the 2028 and 2031 elections.
Dated at Buller this 31st day of August 2023.