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Eleven candidates to stand in city by-election

Tuesday December 22 2020

Eleven nominations have been received for the by-election for one councillor for the Palmerston North City Council. Nominations closed at 12pm today.

The candidates are:

  • Andy Asquith
  • Darroch Ball
  • Ross Barber
  • James Candish
  • Orphee Mickalad
  • Nikita Skipper
  • Sarah Spillane
  • Stefan Speller
  • Vanessa Rozenberg
  • Nathan Wilson
  • William Wood

Mayor Grant Smith says, “I’m delighted we have 11 people keen to add further representation for our community around the Council table. I wish them well with their campaign.”

Voting papers will be posted between 26 and 31 January 2021 to everyone on the electoral roll. Every eligible person in a household can enrol and post their individual vote.

Voting papers must be posted in DX boxes around the city by noon (12pm) on Wednesday 17 February 2021. We'll share details of the box locations closer to the election period.

Results will be declared on Council’s website on Monday 22 February.

Our website has more information regarding the election, including information in 16 languages: