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Ruapehu Council election day winners confirmed

Published: Fri 14 Oct 2016 10:50 AM
Ruapehu Council election day winners confirmed
Jacques Windell has retained the fifth seat on the Taumarunui Ward for Ruapehu District Council (RDC) after the counting of the special votes confirming the election day winners.
Don Cameron has been confirmed as Mayor with 1,637 votes.
Confirmed elected for the Taumarunui Ward are; Kim Wheeler (1,185), Karen Ngatai (1,149), Adie Doyle (953), Graeme Cosford (742) and Jacques Windell (698).
National Park Ward; Murray Wilson (200).
Waimarino-Waiouru Ward; Ben Goddard (862), Rabbit Nottage (828), Cynthia Dowsett (697) and Vivienne Hoeta (659).
Both the National Park (NPCB) and Waimarino-Waiouru Community Boards (WWCB) which require four elected members each will however both need by-elections which have been scheduled for Friday 17 February 2017.
The NPCB only received two nominations for the four vacancies being Simon O’Neill and Jenni Pendleton who were both declared elected unopposed.
The WWCB received four nominations being; John Compton, John Hotter, Winston Oliver and Allan Whale who were also declared elected unopposed.
Regrettably John Compton passed away necessitating the by-election.
Nominations for the by-elections will open mid-November and close before Christmas.
Voting papers are scheduled to be delivered from Thursday 26 January 2017.
More detail on the by-elections including information on standing and enrolment can be found on www.ruapehudc.govt.nz
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