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Te kō whiringa pōti 2022 | Local Elections 2022


Our communities are made up of all sorts of people and we stand for all sorts of things. We asked some locals (pictured) what they stand for; from sending less waste to landfill, to creating vibrant and accessible CBDs for our families to enjoy and fostering equity, inclusion and diversity so all members of our community can thrive - we all have a vision for what we'd like our district to look, feel and be like. What do you stand for? We'll be showing you more passionate locals and what they stand for over the next wee while, as we call for nominations for Mayor and Councillors. Have you considered standing? Nominations are open now until midday 12 August 2022. For more info, visit our candidate info page.

Considering standing?

- Councillor nomination form

- Mayor nomination form

- Candidate handbook

- Pre-election report

- Candidate information webinar recording

- Accessible formats

Candidate info page

Hover over the above or click here for more info.

Are you ready to vote?

- Enrol to vote

- Check or update your details

- General or Māori roll

- Information in te reo Māori

- Accessible formats

- General elections info

Visit to enrol

Hover over the above or click here for more info.

Extra info and FAQs about elections

Representation Review (and determination of our proposal)

Matamata-Piako District Council review our representation arrangements at least every six years, as required by legislation. The review is to ensure our community is fairly and effectively represented and includes a review of the number of Councillors, the wards that we have and whether each Councillor represents roughly the same number of people in the district.

Elections timeline

15 July 2022

Candidate nominations open

15 July 2022

15 July 2022


Candidate nominations close

12 August 2022, midday (sharp)


Voting packs sent to enrolled voters

16 - 21 September 2022


Voting opens

16 September 2022

Election Day

8 October 2022, voting closes midday (sharp)