Ngā pōtinga ā-rohe 2022

2022 local elections

Karangatia rā

Local elections for Gisborne District Council were held on Saturday 8 October. The final results and those elected to Council were:

  • Mayor Rehette Stoltz
  • Josh Wharehinga
  • Colin Alder
  • Larry Foster
  • Rob Telfer
  • Andy Cranston
  • Debbie Gregory
  • Tony Robinson
  • Teddy Thompson
  • Rhonda Tibble
  • Aubrey Ria
  • Nick Tupara
  • Ani Pahuru-Huriwai
  • Rawinia Parata

Key dates for the local elections

Voting closed - Election day12noon Saturday 8 October
Official results announcedFriday 14 October
Swearing in ceremonyThursday 27 October

Daily voting returns and results

Our campaign Karangatia rā 2022

Our election campaign - Karangatia rā 2022 - drew on the pōwhiri process and used elements of that kawa as a framework the wero, karanga, whaikōrero and waiata.

With the 3 stages of the electoral process for the 2022 local elections - stand, educate and vote.

Together with representatives from Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa and Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou we created a Te Tairāwhiti Gisborne-specific election campaign. We jointly branded and customised the national Local Government New Zealand  Vote 22 campaign in Reo Māori and English.

Our campaign Karangatia rā 2022 was a call to the people of Tairāwhiti encouraging us all to take action – to stand as candidates and vote on election day.

Karangatia rā is the name of one of this region’s most recognisable waiata composed by Sir Apirana Ngata in 1919. As a call to rally the people of Tairāwhiti and welcome back the Māori Pioneer Battalion after the First World War.