Elections

Oraka Aparima Community Board by-elections

As the result of a recent resignation, an extraordinary vacancy occurred in the Oraka Aparima Community Board of the Southland District Council.

When nominations closed on Wednesday, 7 July 2021 for the single vacancy on the Oraka Aparima Community Board, no valid nominations were received. Accordingly, pursuant to section 117A of the Local Electoral Act 2001 the Oraka Aparima Community Board may either resolve to: (i) commence a further nomination and by-election process (under section 120, Local Electoral Act 2001); or (ii) resolve to appoint a suitably qualified person to fill the position (under section 117A and 118, Local Electoral Act 2001).

The Board resolved at its meeting on the 11 August 2021 that the preferred option was to appoint a suitably qualified person to fill the position and it was further resolved that Blair Stewart be appointed to fill the vacant position on the Oraka Aparima Community Board effective from 22 September 2021.