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Election 2019

The local elections will be held in October 2019 for Invercargill City Council, Bluff Community Board, Southland District Council, Gore District Councils, Environment Southland, Invercargill Licensing Trust and Southern District Health Board. Voting papers must arrive with councils by midday 12 October to be valid.
Voting packs sent by councils to all enrolled voters on 20th September.

More information go here

Councilor Biddle New Deputy Mayor
Election 2019, News
1701 views
Election 2019, News
1701 views

Councilor Biddle New Deputy Mayor

News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

His Worship the Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt has today announced his chosen Deputy Mayor and committee chairpersons for the new term, as he reflects on the recent…

No Changes Following Special Vote Count
Election 2019, News
428 views
Election 2019, News
428 views

No Changes Following Special Vote Count

News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Final election results announced today have confirmed there will be no changes to the Council table from the preliminary results. The final count shows Sir Tim Shadbolt…

Provisional Results – Southern DHB
Election 2019, News
2378 views
Election 2019, News
2378 views

Provisional Results – Southern DHB

News Desk - Oct 13, 2019

The preliminary result for the election of four members of the Southern District Health Board - Otago Constituency held on Saturday 12th October is as follows. Former…

Sir Tim Returned As Mayor Of Invercargill – Preliminary Election Results For ICC & ILT
Election 2019, News
4761 views
Election 2019, News
4761 views

Sir Tim Returned As Mayor Of Invercargill – Preliminary Election Results For ICC & ILT

News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Some changes on Invercargill City Council with Nobby Clark (highest polling) Nigel Skelt and Peter Kett new to the council table. While the ILT board has not…

Environment, Southland & Gore District Councils Election Results
Election 2019, News
557 views
Election 2019, News
557 views

Environment, Southland & Gore District Councils Election Results

News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Prelimanary results for Environment, Southland, and Gore District Council are in. Fiordland Constituency - number of vacancies = 1 BAIRD, Allan - 621 HODGKINSON, Roger - 404…

Drop Off Your Votes – Don’t Post!
Election 2019, News
421 views
Election 2019, News
421 views

Drop Off Your Votes – Don’t Post!

News Desk - Oct 09, 2019

As election day is fast approaching, Invercargill residents are being urged to drop their voting papers off and make sure they have their say in the 2019…

Take Our Poll: Who Will You Be voting For Invercargill City Council?
Election 2019
4685 views
Election 2019
4685 views

Take Our Poll: Who Will You Be voting For Invercargill City Council?

Election Desk - Oct 07, 2019

Twenty-nine candidates are standing for 12 seats at the Invercargill City Council table. Ten sitting councillors are seeking re-election. Read more about all 29 candidate here Will…

Opinion: The Museum Saga Continues
Election 2019, Opinion
1212 views
Election 2019, Opinion
1212 views

Opinion: The Museum Saga Continues

Opinion - Oct 04, 2019

We all take chances every day, and no matter how careful we are, any of us can die at any time. You could be involved in a…

Poll: Who Will You Vote For ILT
Election 2019, News
3081 views
Election 2019, News
3081 views

Poll: Who Will You Vote For ILT

Election Desk - Sep 25, 2019

There are eleven candidates standing for six positions available on the board of Invercargill Licensing Trust. Take our snap poll. If you are enrolled to vote, you…

GreyPower Candidates Meeting – Review by Mal
Election 2019, News
1485 views
Election 2019, News
1485 views

GreyPower Candidates Meeting – Review by Mal

Mal - Sep 24, 2019

The winner's time for last year's Southland marathon was 2.31.24. I can't recall what the weather conditions were like when the race was run. The point I'm…

Recycling Decision Will Have to Wait
Election 2019, Invercargill City Council
1187 views
Election 2019, Invercargill City Council
1187 views

Recycling Decision Will Have to Wait

News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

If you’ve been on tenterhooks about what will come of the Wastenet saga, then you are going to have to wait a little longer. The decision on…

Opinion: I’m Game Ready. Is Invercargill?
Election 2019, Opinion
1254 views
Election 2019, Opinion
1254 views

Opinion: I’m Game Ready. Is Invercargill?

Opinion - Sep 20, 2019

Here on the streets of Tokyo, the hype and energy surrounding the Rugby World Cup is infectious. I’m here as part of the Japan team’s medical and…

Flashback: Old Local Council Election Flyers From 1980’s
Election 2019, Old Invercargill
2786 views
Election 2019, Old Invercargill
2786 views

Flashback: Old Local Council Election Flyers From 1980’s

Old Invercargill - Sep 20, 2019

With news of redevelopment in our City Centre we windback to the late 1980's featuring election flyers for the local body elections with the Mayor Eve Poole…

City Chatter –  Make Your Vote Count
Election 2019, Opinion
1176 views
Election 2019, Opinion
1176 views

City Chatter – Make Your Vote Count

Opinion - Sep 19, 2019

Over the past three years this column has provided information and insights into issues of vital interest to City Council ratepayers such as the museum closure, the…

Candidate Profile Statements – Invercargill City Council
Election 2019
2227 views
Election 2019
2227 views

Candidate Profile Statements – Invercargill City Council

Election Desk - Sep 18, 2019

To vote in a local authority, you need to be enrolled on either the residential roll (the same roll which is used at the General Elections for…

Opinion: Paddy O’Brien for ILT
Election 2019, Opinion
1316 views
Election 2019, Opinion
1316 views

Opinion: Paddy O’Brien for ILT

Opinion - Sep 18, 2019

The local body elections are upon us again, and the past three years have certainly gone fast. I am just coming to the end of my first…

Wastenet Saga Continues – Cr. Alex Crackett Encouraged to Bow Out of Mediation Amid Conflict Allegations
Election 2019, News
3685 views
Election 2019, News
3685 views

Wastenet Saga Continues – Cr. Alex Crackett Encouraged to Bow Out of Mediation Amid Conflict Allegations

News Desk - Sep 15, 2019

An email sent to Mayor Tim Shadbolt, Invercargill City Councillors, and media by Invercargill Ratepayers Advocacy Group spokesperson Nobby Clark has shed light on a potential conflict…

Read About Candidates Standing For Invercargill Licensing Trust
Election 2019
1464 views
Election 2019
1464 views

Read About Candidates Standing For Invercargill Licensing Trust

Election Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Nominations for Invercargill Licensing Trust (6 vacancies) Sean Peter Bellew Candidate Profile Statement: My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area. 3 terms of…

Snap Poll: Who Will You Vote For Mayor? UPDATED with Result
Election 2019, News
2582 views
Election 2019, News
2582 views

Snap Poll: Who Will You Vote For Mayor? UPDATED with Result

Election Desk - Sep 11, 2019

On Thursday evening (5th September) the Chamber of Commerce hosted a 'Meet the Mayoral Candidates' at SIT Centrestage. MC was John Prendergast asking questions to incumbent Sir…

Invercargill City Council 2019 Candidates
Election 2019
1865 views
Election 2019
1865 views

Invercargill City Council 2019 Candidates

Election Desk - Sep 08, 2019

The next triennial local body elections will be held in 2019. Subject to the final determination of any current representation reviews, elections will be held for: Mayor…

Meet the Mayoral Candidates Evening (full video)
Election 2019
1843 views
Election 2019
1843 views

Meet the Mayoral Candidates Evening (full video)

Election Desk - Sep 06, 2019

On Thursday 5th September at SIT Centrestage the Chamber of Commerce hosted a 'Meet the Mayoral Candidates' evening. MC was John Prendergast asking the tough (and not…

Audio Of ICC Extraordinary Meeting (21/8/19)
Election 2019, News
1242 views
Election 2019, News
1242 views

Audio Of ICC Extraordinary Meeting (21/8/19)

News Desk - Sep 01, 2019

Listen to the full audio from the Invercargill City Council Extraordinary meeting on 21st August.

EXCLUSIVE: Letter To Auditor General &  Audio Of ICC Extraordinary Meeting  (21/9/19)
Election 2019
2755 views
Election 2019
2755 views

EXCLUSIVE: Letter To Auditor General & Audio Of ICC Extraordinary Meeting (21/9/19)

News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: What's On Invers have obtained a copy of the letter sent to the Auditor General requesting an investigation into the Wastenet tender. The letter from Southland…

Snap Poll Results
Election 2019
2392 views
Election 2019
2392 views

Snap Poll Results

News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

On Friday, August 23, whatsoninvers.nz created a snap poll which asked 'Which standing ICC councillors will you be re-electing?' The results are in with 726 votes. It's of whatsoninvers.nz's…

Gore District Council & MLT Candidates
Election 2019
1534 views
Election 2019
1534 views

Gore District Council & MLT Candidates

Election Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Here are the candidates for Gore District Council, Mataura Licensing Trust for this years local election. Gore District Council Mayor (1 vacancy) Tracy Hicks (Independent) - nominated…

Councilor Biddle New Deputy Mayor
Election 2019, News
1701 views
Election 2019, News
1701 views

Councilor Biddle New Deputy Mayor

News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

His Worship the Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt has today announced his chosen Deputy Mayor and committee chairpersons for the new term, as he reflects on the recent…

No Changes Following Special Vote Count
Election 2019, News
428 views
Election 2019, News
428 views

No Changes Following Special Vote Count

News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Final election results announced today have confirmed there will be no changes to the Council table from the preliminary results. The final count shows Sir Tim Shadbolt…

Provisional Results – Southern DHB
Election 2019, News
2378 views
Election 2019, News
2378 views

Provisional Results – Southern DHB

News Desk - Oct 13, 2019

The preliminary result for the election of four members of the Southern District Health Board - Otago Constituency held on Saturday 12th October is as follows. Former…

Sir Tim Returned As Mayor Of Invercargill – Preliminary Election Results For ICC & ILT
Election 2019, News
4761 views
Election 2019, News
4761 views

Sir Tim Returned As Mayor Of Invercargill – Preliminary Election Results For ICC & ILT

News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Some changes on Invercargill City Council with Nobby Clark (highest polling) Nigel Skelt and Peter Kett new to the council table. While the ILT board has not…

Environment, Southland & Gore District Councils Election Results
Election 2019, News
557 views
Election 2019, News
557 views

Environment, Southland & Gore District Councils Election Results

News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Prelimanary results for Environment, Southland, and Gore District Council are in. Fiordland Constituency - number of vacancies = 1 BAIRD, Allan - 621 HODGKINSON, Roger - 404…

Drop Off Your Votes – Don’t Post!
Election 2019, News
421 views
Election 2019, News
421 views

Drop Off Your Votes – Don’t Post!

News Desk - Oct 09, 2019

As election day is fast approaching, Invercargill residents are being urged to drop their voting papers off and make sure they have their say in the 2019…

Take Our Poll: Who Will You Be voting For Invercargill City Council?
Election 2019
4685 views
Election 2019
4685 views

Take Our Poll: Who Will You Be voting For Invercargill City Council?

Election Desk - Oct 07, 2019

Twenty-nine candidates are standing for 12 seats at the Invercargill City Council table. Ten sitting councillors are seeking re-election. Read more about all 29 candidate here Will…

Opinion: The Museum Saga Continues
Election 2019, Opinion
1212 views
Election 2019, Opinion
1212 views

Opinion: The Museum Saga Continues

Opinion - Oct 04, 2019

We all take chances every day, and no matter how careful we are, any of us can die at any time. You could be involved in a…

Poll: Who Will You Vote For ILT
Election 2019, News
3081 views
Election 2019, News
3081 views

Poll: Who Will You Vote For ILT

Election Desk - Sep 25, 2019

There are eleven candidates standing for six positions available on the board of Invercargill Licensing Trust. Take our snap poll. If you are enrolled to vote, you…

GreyPower Candidates Meeting – Review by Mal
Election 2019, News
1485 views
Election 2019, News
1485 views

GreyPower Candidates Meeting – Review by Mal

Mal - Sep 24, 2019

The winner's time for last year's Southland marathon was 2.31.24. I can't recall what the weather conditions were like when the race was run. The point I'm…

Recycling Decision Will Have to Wait
Election 2019, Invercargill City Council
1187 views
Election 2019, Invercargill City Council
1187 views

Recycling Decision Will Have to Wait

News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

If you’ve been on tenterhooks about what will come of the Wastenet saga, then you are going to have to wait a little longer. The decision on…

Opinion: I’m Game Ready. Is Invercargill?
Election 2019, Opinion
1254 views
Election 2019, Opinion
1254 views

Opinion: I’m Game Ready. Is Invercargill?

Opinion - Sep 20, 2019

Here on the streets of Tokyo, the hype and energy surrounding the Rugby World Cup is infectious. I’m here as part of the Japan team’s medical and…

Flashback: Old Local Council Election Flyers From 1980’s
Election 2019, Old Invercargill
2786 views
Election 2019, Old Invercargill
2786 views

Flashback: Old Local Council Election Flyers From 1980’s

Old Invercargill - Sep 20, 2019

With news of redevelopment in our City Centre we windback to the late 1980's featuring election flyers for the local body elections with the Mayor Eve Poole…

City Chatter –  Make Your Vote Count
Election 2019, Opinion
1176 views
Election 2019, Opinion
1176 views

City Chatter – Make Your Vote Count

Opinion - Sep 19, 2019

Over the past three years this column has provided information and insights into issues of vital interest to City Council ratepayers such as the museum closure, the…

Candidate Profile Statements – Invercargill City Council
Election 2019
2227 views
Election 2019
2227 views

Candidate Profile Statements – Invercargill City Council

Election Desk - Sep 18, 2019

To vote in a local authority, you need to be enrolled on either the residential roll (the same roll which is used at the General Elections for…

Opinion: Paddy O’Brien for ILT
Election 2019, Opinion
1316 views
Election 2019, Opinion
1316 views

Opinion: Paddy O’Brien for ILT

Opinion - Sep 18, 2019

The local body elections are upon us again, and the past three years have certainly gone fast. I am just coming to the end of my first…

Wastenet Saga Continues – Cr. Alex Crackett Encouraged to Bow Out of Mediation Amid Conflict Allegations
Election 2019, News
3685 views
Election 2019, News
3685 views

Wastenet Saga Continues – Cr. Alex Crackett Encouraged to Bow Out of Mediation Amid Conflict Allegations

News Desk - Sep 15, 2019

An email sent to Mayor Tim Shadbolt, Invercargill City Councillors, and media by Invercargill Ratepayers Advocacy Group spokesperson Nobby Clark has shed light on a potential conflict…

Read About Candidates Standing For Invercargill Licensing Trust
Election 2019
1464 views
Election 2019
1464 views

Read About Candidates Standing For Invercargill Licensing Trust

Election Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Nominations for Invercargill Licensing Trust (6 vacancies) Sean Peter Bellew Candidate Profile Statement: My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill Licensing Trust area. 3 terms of…

Snap Poll: Who Will You Vote For Mayor? UPDATED with Result
Election 2019, News
2582 views
Election 2019, News
2582 views

Snap Poll: Who Will You Vote For Mayor? UPDATED with Result

Election Desk - Sep 11, 2019

On Thursday evening (5th September) the Chamber of Commerce hosted a 'Meet the Mayoral Candidates' at SIT Centrestage. MC was John Prendergast asking questions to incumbent Sir…

Invercargill City Council 2019 Candidates
Election 2019
1865 views
Election 2019
1865 views

Invercargill City Council 2019 Candidates

Election Desk - Sep 08, 2019

The next triennial local body elections will be held in 2019. Subject to the final determination of any current representation reviews, elections will be held for: Mayor…

Meet the Mayoral Candidates Evening (full video)
Election 2019
1843 views
Election 2019
1843 views

Meet the Mayoral Candidates Evening (full video)

Election Desk - Sep 06, 2019

On Thursday 5th September at SIT Centrestage the Chamber of Commerce hosted a 'Meet the Mayoral Candidates' evening. MC was John Prendergast asking the tough (and not…

Audio Of ICC Extraordinary Meeting (21/8/19)
Election 2019, News
1242 views
Election 2019, News
1242 views

Audio Of ICC Extraordinary Meeting (21/8/19)

News Desk - Sep 01, 2019

Listen to the full audio from the Invercargill City Council Extraordinary meeting on 21st August.

EXCLUSIVE: Letter To Auditor General &  Audio Of ICC Extraordinary Meeting  (21/9/19)
Election 2019
2755 views
Election 2019
2755 views

EXCLUSIVE: Letter To Auditor General & Audio Of ICC Extraordinary Meeting (21/9/19)

News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: What's On Invers have obtained a copy of the letter sent to the Auditor General requesting an investigation into the Wastenet tender. The letter from Southland…

Snap Poll Results
Election 2019
2392 views
Election 2019
2392 views

Snap Poll Results

News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

On Friday, August 23, whatsoninvers.nz created a snap poll which asked 'Which standing ICC councillors will you be re-electing?' The results are in with 726 votes. It's of whatsoninvers.nz's…

Gore District Council & MLT Candidates
Election 2019
1534 views
Election 2019
1534 views

Gore District Council & MLT Candidates

Election Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Here are the candidates for Gore District Council, Mataura Licensing Trust for this years local election. Gore District Council Mayor (1 vacancy) Tracy Hicks (Independent) - nominated…