One of the most important ways you can take part in the decisions that shape the Rotorua district is to get involved in the local authority elections, either by voting for the people who will make those decisions on the Rotorua Lakes Council.
Local Authority elections are held throughout New Zealand on the second Saturday in October every three years, the last election was held on Saturday 8 October 2016. The next election will be held in October 2019. Registered voters in the Rotorua district vote by postal vote using the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system where you tick those you want to represent you.
The Local DHB elections vote using a number system (Single Transferrable Vote) so it’s important you know the difference so your votes don’t become invalid.
Rangatahi mā, vote!
Ngahuia Hona-Paku of Te Arawa and Ngāti Kahungunu has joined Te Mauri Kingi (Te Arawa, Tainui and Ngāi Tūhoe), and stepped in front of the camera to call on taiohi to vote in the upcoming election.
Ngahuia says “I challenge you to stamp your mark by ticking the boxes because you have a right.”