Local Elections 2022

Candidate raises data debate

Good Local editor Roy Pilott has refuted suggestions that a mayoral candidate colluded with one of the newspaper’s journalists to present information which was not publicly available. Pilott said the figures in question were obtained…

Get to know the candidates

Well, the local body hustings season is upon us. The aspirants for high office have been declared and their photos were shown last week. Colourful hoardings will start to appear, and many people will make…

Rating the candidates – by their pictures

They were one of the biggest talking points from The News last week. The head and shoulder photos of election candidates – published exclusively in The News – generated a great deal of discussion about…

Candidate views

Mayoral candidate Chris Woodhams fired the first salvo in the Waipā local body election campaign last week by saying the district should just get on with funding and building a third bridge over the Waikato…

Shots fired over new bridge

Long-standing Waipā councillor Clare St Pierre is “concerned” two Cambridge councillors have predetermined views on a third bridge over the Waikato River and say they should not be part of a project working group preparing…

Stand and deliver

Today The News introduces the 23 candidates who are running for mayor or a seat on the Waipā District Council. At a time when convincing people to stand – or remain on council – may…

Four chase Waipa seats

There will be at least one new Waikato King Country representative on the regional council when votes are counted in the local body elections. Stu Kneebone’s constituency colleague, Andrew MacPherson, was not among the nominees…

How it looks in Waikato

Tamahere is part of a two-councillor super ward stretching from north-east to Gordonton to Waikato District Council’s southern boundary with Waipā and Hamilton city. The Tamahere-Woodlands general ward takes in Matangi, Eureka, Hautapu, Tauwhare, Koromatua,…

Interest high in board seats

When nominations closed for the Waipā District Council local elections at midday on Friday, the fears there would not be enough candidates for a genuine election dissipated immediately. A flurry of people had come forward….

Looking at council issues 

My retirement village resident activities last week took me to Wellington to the Beehive – not the apiary version. For a day we discussed matters pertaining to the welfare of the almost 50,000 people who…

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