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Meet the candidates events

Are you wondering who to vote for? Here’s your chance to meet the candidates in person!

‘Meet the candidates’ events are only organised and hosted by community groups (not Council).

Here’s a list of sessions we’ve been told about. If you have any questions about a particular event, please contact the event host.

Meet the candidates:

Monday, 12 September at 1.30pm

• Hosted by Te Aroha Grey Power at the Te Aroha RSA, 67 Rewi Street, Te Aroha.

Wednesday, 14 September at 5pm

• Hosted by Matamata Chamber of Commerce at Pepper Street Café, Pepper Street, Matamata.

Wednesday, 21 September at 5.30pm

• Hosted by the Morrinsville Chamber of Commerce at the Morrinsville RSA, 27 Studholme Street, Morrinsville.

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If you're on the Māori electoral roll, please note there is no election required for Te Toa Horopū ā Matamata-Piako (Māori Ward) as the number of candidates standing for this election was not more than the number of vacancies. This means that Gary Thompson is elected unopposed for Matamata-Piako. However, you will still be able to vote for Mayor. Click here to see the candidates.