Nominations have closed and names have been published for those who will officially stand for Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC), Wanaka Community Board (WCB) and Otago Regional Council (ORC) during this year’s local body elections.
QLDC has received and confirmed the following nominations: Three nominees for mayor — Al Angus, Jim Boult and Nik Kiddle.
Seven nominees for the three seats on Wanaka Ward — Quentin Smith, Lincoln Haworth, Calum MacLeod, Niamh (Neeve) Shaw, Vicki Spearing, Barry Bruce and Cherilyn Walthew.
Six nominees for the four seats available on the WCB — Jude Battson, Barry Bruce, Lyal Cocks, Barbara East, Chris Hadfield and Ed Taylor.
One nominee for the one seat available on Central Otago Health Inc. — Leigh Overton, who will be elected as the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled.
Ten nominees for the six seats on the Queenstown/Wakatipu Ward — Penny Clark, Peter Faul, Niki Gladding, A J Mason, Valerie Miller, Grant Scannell, John MacDonald, John Glover, Glyn Lewers and Craig ‘Ferg’ Ferguson.
One nominee for the one seat on Arrowtown Ward — Heath Copland, who will be elected as the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled.
Wanaka District residents will also vote for the ORC Dunstan Constituency. There are three vacancies with six candidates — Graeme Robert Bell, Richard Bowman, Alexa Forbes, Phill Hunt, Gary Kelliher and Michael Laws.
The voting period runs from September 20 until election day, October 12, at 12pm.