skip to main content

I want to...

Current filter:

Rubbish & Recycling Rubbish & Recycling


Updated preliminary election results

Updated preliminary election results have been released by Hastings District Council. The members of Council remain the same at this stage however the vote count numbers have changed. The final results are expected to be announced later this week.

Council will be led by returning mayor Lawrence Yule. The 14 councillors who will join him (subject to final results) are: George Lyons, Rod Heaps, Ann Redstone, Jacoby Poulain, Henare O'Keefe, Sandra Hazlehurst, Malcolm Dixon, Kevin Watkins, Damon Harvey, Geraldine Travers, Bayden Barber, Simon Nixon and Adrienne Pierce. Tania Kerr was elected unopposed in her electorate.

The Hastings District Rural Community Board members were elected unopposed: Nicholas Dawson (Kaweka Subdivision), Peter Kay (Maraekakaho); Mick Lester (Poukawa); Susan Maxwell (Tutira).

The Flaxmere Licensing Trust members, also elected unopposed, are Martha Greening, Susan Hopkins, Warwick Howie, Kenneth Kibblewhite, Bertram Lincoln and Jacob Poulain.


The preliminary result for the Hastings District Council elections held on Saturday 8th October is as follows.

Mayor                                                                                                                           Votes Received

YULE, Lawrence                                                                                                                     11,429

WELLWOOD, Guy                                                                                                                    7,927

PIERCE, Adrienne                                                                                                                    5,002


INFORMAL                                                                                                                                   43

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                          458


Heretaunga Ward (2 vacancies)                                                                                     Votes Received

HEAPS, Rodney                                                                                                                       2,343

REDSTONE, Ann                                                                                                                      2,063

WHAITIRI, Jason                                                                                                                       2,061


INFORMAL                                                                                                                                     5

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            128


Hastings-Havelock North Ward (8 vacancies)                                                                 Votes Received

HAZLEHURST, Sandra                     Independent                                                                8,797

DIXON, Malcolm                                                                                                                       8,267

HARVEY, Damon                                                                                                                     7,836

WATKINS, Kevin                                                                                                                       7,806

BARBER, Bayden                                                                                                                     6,704

TRAVERS, Geraldine                                                                                                                6,623

PIERCE, Adrienne                                                                                                                    6,279

NIXON, Simon JH                                                                                                                     6,278

BRADSHAW, Wayne Lindsay                                                                                                   5,642

MACKINTOSH, David                                                                                                               5,605

PERLEY, Chris                                                                                                                           4,168

MCHATTIE, Graeme                                                                                                                  4,062

PORTER, John                             Independent                                                                       2,117


INFORMAL                                                                                                                                   19

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            408


Flaxmere Ward (2 vacancies)                                                                                         Votes Received


POULAIN, Jacoby                                                                                                                    1,417

O'KEEFE, Henare Ngaera                                                                                                         1,199

AITCHESON-JOHNSON, Lynlee                                                                                                   628


INFORMAL                                                                                                                                     1

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                              24


Kahuranaki Ward (1 vacancy)                                                                                        Votes Received

LYONS, George                                                                                                                       1,469

PERRY, Stuart                                                                                                                            546


INFORMAL                                                                                                                                     0

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            176


The voter return was 46.78%, being 24,859 votes, excluding special votes.

Jackie Evans

Electoral Officer

Hastings District Council

9 October 2016

4 October 2017

Back to Archive


Hastings District Council - Copyright © 2020 Hastings District Council

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hastings District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hastings District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hastings District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hastings District Council - / +64 6 871 5000 /