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

City Chatter –  Make Your Vote Count
Election 2019, Opinion
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Election 2019, Opinion
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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…

Poll: Who Will You Be voting For Invercargill City Council?
Election 2019
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Election 2019
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Poll: Who Will You Be voting For Invercargill City Council?

Election Desk - Sep 18, 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…

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

Mal - Sep 18, 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…

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

Election Desk - Sep 18, 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…

Candidate Profile Statements – Invercargill City Council
Election 2019
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Election 2019
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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
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Election 2019, Opinion
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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
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Election 2019, News
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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
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Election 2019
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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
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Election 2019, News
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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
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Election 2019
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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
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Election 2019
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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
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Election 2019, News
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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
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Election 2019
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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
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Election 2019
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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
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Election 2019
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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…

Environment Southland 2019 Candidates
Election 2019
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Election 2019
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Environment Southland 2019 Candidates

Election Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Candidates for Environment Southland (Southland Regional Council) closed at midday, 16 August. A summary of final candidates for 2019 is noted below, and a more detailed list…

Southland District Council 2019 Candidates
Election 2019
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Election 2019
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Southland District Council 2019 Candidates

Election Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Here are the candidates for 2019 Southland District Council local election. In order to vote in the elections, you must first be enrolled. If you have moved…

Snap Poll – Ten Councillors Are Seeking Re-Election
Election 2019
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Election 2019
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Snap Poll – Ten Councillors Are Seeking Re-Election

News Desk - Aug 24, 2019

Ten of the current twelve Invercargill City Councillors are seeking re-election on October 12th, who will you be putting back around the council table? Take our poll…

EXCLUSIVE: Audio From ICC Extraordinary Wastenet Meeting
Election 2019, Invercargill City Council
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Election 2019, Invercargill City Council
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EXCLUSIVE: Audio From ICC Extraordinary Wastenet Meeting

News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Exclusive: Listen to the audio from today's (Wednesday 21st August)  ICC extraordinary Wastenet meeting. It's an action-packed 17 minutes that will help you make up your mind…

Mix of Candidates Up For Election, Double Dippers, Blasts From The Past – Take Our Mayoral Poll
Election 2019, News
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Election 2019, News
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Mix of Candidates Up For Election, Double Dippers, Blasts From The Past – Take Our Mayoral Poll

News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Local body election nominations closed 12 noon on Friday. Ten of the 12 existing Invercargill City Councillors will be throwing their hat in the ring once more,…

Councils Never Authorised Wastenet Tender – Request For An investigation Lodged With Auditor General
Election 2019, Gore
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Election 2019, Gore
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Councils Never Authorised Wastenet Tender – Request For An investigation Lodged With Auditor General

News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: A request for an investigation into the entire Wastenet Tender process has been lodged with the Auditor General on the grounds the tender was not authorised by…

Opinion: More ICC Worries, As Wastenet Saga drags On
Election 2019, Opinion
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Election 2019, Opinion
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Opinion: More ICC Worries, As Wastenet Saga drags On

Nobby Clark - Aug 20, 2019

I was one of many ratepayers that gave a large sigh of relief when our council voted to not accept the preferred tenderer (now advised as Smart…

Opinion: The Final Nail In The WasteNet Tender Process
Election 2019, Opinion
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Election 2019, Opinion
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Opinion: The Final Nail In The WasteNet Tender Process

Nobby Clark - Aug 03, 2019

Opinion: It staggers me that we still have the other Councils and some ICC Councillors wanting to keep the WasteNet tender open for the next 12 months.…

Opinion: The Day The Museum Died
Election 2019, Opinion
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Election 2019, Opinion
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Opinion: The Day The Museum Died

Opinion - Jul 24, 2019

Opinion: It was the 13th of April 2018. The museum, an iconic location for Invercargill was closed to the public. Some staff was allowed to continue to…

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

Old Invercargill - Jul 21, 2019

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