Mauao By-Election 2017.
Six candidates have been nominated for election to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in the Mauao Māori Constituency by-election to fill the vacancy left by the death of, Awanuiarangi Black last November.
The nominees are Carlton Bidois, Antoine Coffin, Matire Duncan, Paora Paul Martin, Matemoana McDonald and Christopher Stokes.
We have submitted our patai to the candidates to find out a little more about them.
Voting packs will be posted to voters on the Mauao Māori electoral roll from 20 March 2017. Voting will close at midday on 11 April 2017.
Only voters registered on the Māori electoral roll in the Mauao Māori constituency will be eligible to vote in the by-election. The Mauao Māori constituency extends from the top of the Kaimai Mamaku ranges to Waihī Beach and Ōtamarākau, including Katikati, Tauranga, Matakana, Te Puke, Maketū, Pongakawa and surrounding areas.
Further information about the by-election is available at www.boprc.govt.nz/byelection.