Becoming a candidate

Learn how to stand for Council or a Community Board and what to expect. Includes a video series created by LGNZ.

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For further information regarding Tasman District Council elections and by-elections, please contact:

  • Sandra Hartley - Electoral Officer
  • Phone: 03 543 8554
  • Email: sandra.hartley@tasman.govt.nz
  • 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Private Bag 4, Richmond, 7050

Tasman District Council kaihautū Harvey Ruru introduces this series of videos on how you can represent the people of Tasman.

Learn how to be a candidate for Council or a Community Board.

How to be successful as an elected member and what sort of support will be available to help you. 

Find out about how councils work and are funded.

Learn about the next steps if you have decided to stand for local government.

What to expect if you are successfully elected.