LGNZ: Local authority election results (advisory)

Received by Mayors, Chairs and Chief Executives
Tuesday, 8 October 2013 9:39 a.m.

Local Government New Zealand
MEDIA ADVISORY
Local authority election results – Saturday 12 October 2013

Voting for local authority elections closes at midday on Saturday 12 October. Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) will have a selection of election results available to the media from mid-afternoon on 12 October as follows:

LGNZ info[click to enlarge]

Information on past election results is currently available on LGNZ’s website.

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Media contact and spokespeople
To request any of the above information or to arrange an interview, please contact Helen Mexted, LGNZ’s Director of Advocacy on 029 924 1221.

The following LGNZ spokespeople will be available to provide media commentary pre and post the election results:

Lawrence Yule – LGNZ President
Lawrence previously represented the Provincial Sector on the National Council. He has been Mayor of Hastings District since 2001, where he also won the honour of being Hastings District’s youngest Mayor. He continues to be at the forefront of not only district, but regional initiatives.

Malcolm Alexander – LGNZ Chief Executive
Malcolm has successfully led LGNZ through a significant period of recent change. He leads the organisation’s day-to-day management, relationships with its members and other stakeholders, and strategy and policy development. Malcolm was previously at Genesis Energy where he held the position of General Manager, Corporate Affairs. He was a member of the Board of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development between 2008 and 2012 and was the Independent Chair of the Telecommunications Carriers’ Forum between 2002 and 2008.

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About LGNZ and local government in New Zealand
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is the peak body representing New Zealand’s 78 local, regional and unitary authorities. LGNZ advocates for local democracy, develops local government policy, and promotes best practice and excellence in leadership, governance and service delivery. Through its work strengthening sector capability, LGNZ contributes to the economic success and vibrancy of communities and the nation.

The local government sector plays an important role. In addition to giving citizens a say in how their communities are run, councils own a broad range of community assets worth more than $120 billion. These include 90 per cent of New Zealand’s road network, the bulk of the country’s water and waste water networks, and libraries, recreation and community facilities. Council expenditure is approximately $8.5 billion dollars, representing approximately 4 per cent of Gross Domestic Product and 11 per cent of all public expenditure.

For more information visit: www.lgnz.co.nz

Download:
LGNZ Media Advisory Local Authority Elections Announcement
(PDF, 280 KB)

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

7 Comments

Filed under DCC, Democracy, ORC, People, Politics

7 responses to “LGNZ: Local authority election results (advisory)

  1. John P.Evans, council nominee

    One of the first items that should be on the agenda for new council is that all attendances at seminars or conventions for council employees shoukd be banned for at least three years.

    At these functions which cost the ratepayer in airfares and accommodation etc the attendees find more ways to raise their incomes, further fleece the ratepayers, provide more bicycle lanes, add more traffic lights, more speedbumps and any other way to frustrate the ratepayer whilst s/he funds the frustration.

    I can imagine that any discussion on better sewage treatment, improving stormwater management, finding better and cheaper incentives for businesses, improving citizens’ housing etc. would not get on the agenda.

    prayer for the week

    Dear God, mahommed, bhudda, etc

    Please supply temporary sanity to the citizens of Dunedin and pass that on to the council employees such that they can just keep out of our lives, work on our infrastructure weaknesses, reduce unnecessary spending, reduce the numbers of DCC vehicles, DCC credit cards and traffic lights.

    Give the stadium away to its supporters and proponents.

    Answer the phones immediately, process the requests smartly, keep off trademe, personal emails and porn sites.-

    fill in your own desires here…….

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    Induce managers and supervisors to listen to their underlings who actually do the work because often they know what they have been told to do is not sensible in that situation but they still have to do it.
    Make it possible to fire or to ginger the ass of any underlings who have over years of slackness become too old, too unfit, or too used to idling around wasting time and are driving their new supervisor nuts with their uselessness.
    It goes both ways, please sort both O Lord Gods……

  3. And most of all, get rid of the revenue gathering mentality. Do not send ‘psychopaths’ on little motorbikes out into the suburbs to write out $400 tickets for a beneficiary whose unregistered car is pointing the wrong way in a dead end street doing nobody any harm whatsoever.

    • Calvin, I saw a male ‘psychopath’ on a DCC two-wheeler in action just the other day. He was working the main shopping centre in King Edward St and seemed to think it was his right to yell out to a shopkeeper as he was sailing past, and not in a good way. It was uncalled for cheek about the shopkeeper and their family — there was a discernible smart tone to it all. I viewed it as harassment.

      I’d been waiting for my bus for a while. The shopkeeper saw me there before this happened, as they’d been sitting outside their store in the sun a distance from me; so once the officer had gone they came over and politely filled me in about the parking officer. They’d previously complained to the city council manager who promptly told the officer he’s not to comment on members of the public while he’s on duty. Clearly, nothing had changed. Another upset shopkeeper in a struggling part of town. And a moron glides on.

  4. Elizabeth, I rest my case.

  5. John P.Evans, council nominee

    One tuesday there were three (3) parking attendants working the lower Stuart street between moray place and the Octagon.

    Of course they were paying for their bosses’ coffee at the perc ( well named) cafe in that exact region.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      One for the left-hand side, one for the right, and one to relieve the others when they needed tea or pee breaks – what’s your problem?

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