Notice of Election

Notice is given under Sections 52 and 53 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that on Thursday, 28 July 2017 an election will be held to elect one member of the Queenstown Lakes District Council representing the Wanaka Ward.

Nominations for the position open on Thursday, 4 May 2017 and close at noon on Thursday, 1 June 2017. 

Nominations must be made on the appropriate form and accompanied by a deposit of $200, payable by cash, eftpos, cheque or online banking.

Nominations received 

As of today’s date, the following nominations have been received for the Wanaka By-election: 

Candidate name First nominator Second nominator

Candidate telephone

Judith Audrey Battson Paul Arahia Tamati Anna Maria van Riel

027 561 6088

Edward James Spearing

Anthony John Culshaw

Jamie Robert Norman

027 472 9908

Alastair Charles Wayne Hudson

Michael John Saunders

Hetty Elizabeth Van Hale

021 688 192


Electoral Roll

Preliminary Electoral Rolls can be inspected at the following locations during normal office hours:

  • Queenstown Lakes District Council, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown
  • Wanaka Service Centre, 47 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
  • Wanaka Library, Dunmore Street, Wanaka
  • Hawea Library, Myra Street, Hawea
  • Makarora Library, Rata Road, Makarora


Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the Residential Electoral Roll by:

a)    Completing an enrolment form available from any NZ Post agency

b)    Visiting the Elections website (www.elections.org.nz )

c)    Calling 0800 ENROLNOW (0800 36 76 56)

d)    Free-texting your name and address to 3676


Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the ratepayer elector enrolment forms available here. 

Updates to the Preliminary Electoral Roll close at 5pm on Thursday, 1 June 2017.

Local body elections

The 2016 Local Body Election has been completed and the final results are available below.

Information about the rate at which votes were return is available below.

Candidates are required to provide a return of their electoral donations and expenses.

Pre-election Report

View the latest Pre-election report here

Contact the Electoral Officer

Any questions about the election can be directed to Jane Robertson, Electoral Officer, telephone (03) 441 0499 or email jane.robertson@qldc.govt.nz

2013 Triennial General Election

Click here for the final results of the 2013 election.

Click here for data on the rate at which votes were returned.

Click here for candidate returns of electoral donations and expenses.