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Mararoa Waimea By-election Result

Ebel (Abel) Kremer has been elected new Mararoa-Waimea Ward Councillor.

Election results show Mr Kremer (816 votes) beat Jan Ludemann (630) by 186 votes. Shirley Mouat was third with 413 votes and John Hardcastle fourth with 122 votes.

The by-election was called after Alistair Jukes resigned because of ill health last year.

Mr Kremer will be sworn in at the 18 March Council meeting.


Votes Received

Kremer, Ebel (Abel)  


Ludemann. Jan    630
Mouat, Shirley 413
Hardcastle, John 122
Informal 1
Blank voting documents 4

Mararoa Waimea By-election Result

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Young Southlanders - We Want You

Young Southlander?

Want to make a difference in your community?

We want you!

Are you aged 16-18 and living in Southland District? Do you want lead a positive community project this year?

Southland District Youth Council wants YOU for LeadLab Southland. Our young leaders will be given leadership training, follow up support, and an opportunity to make a difference to their community.

If you’re aged between 16 – 18, live in the Southland District, and have a project idea to improve your community, we want to hear from you.

Our LeadLab project will give you the skills and resources you need to become a young leader.

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Young Southlanders - We Want You


Southland District Libraries

Council has eight main libraries and a mobile book bus, and membership is free to all Southland District residents.

You can borrow a book several different ways:

Southland District libraries have material in a variety of formats, including large print, audio, dvd, e-books and e-audiobooks.  Most items are loaned free of charge although a small charge is placed on services such as reserves and interloans, and to borrow dvds.

Our branches offer free wi-fi access and computer use.

As a member of Southland District Libraries you may download e-books and e-audiobooks at no charge here (external link)

Southland District Libraries


Repairs & works in Southland District

Southland District Council is responsible for public water and waste infrastructure in the Southland District.

This means Council will be required to undertake repairs and maintenance work from time to time. View emergency & planned works here

Council is also responsible for managing nearly 5000km of roads throughout Southland. This means road works to repair and maintain our roads. View current road works & closures here



Repairs & works in Southland District