Two mailbags full of voter packs for Welcome Bay residents
have been stolen from New Zealand Post.
Tauranga City Council's electoral officer Warwick Lampp said
two mailbags containing 290 voter packs were stolen from New
Zealand Post last week.
"New Zealand Post have advised me that last Monday September
23 two mail bags were stolen. These bags contained an
estimated 400 items of mail which had been sorted for
delivery to 195 households in nine streets in Welcome Bay.
The stolen mail included 290 voter packs for the TCC
election, and affected some but not all residents in these
nine streets." Mr Lampp said.
Some residents in these streets were delivered their voter
packs on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September, so not all
households were affected. The streets concerned are:
All of Lucerne Place, Ryegrass Dell and Cloverlea Walk.
Parts of Pampas Grove, Harbourside Way, Meadowviews Drive,
Ridgemount Terrace, Orion Drive, and a small portion of
Welcome Bay Road.
All potentially affected residents have been identified by
the Electoral Officer and have been sent special votes by
The voting period is from Friday, 20 September until 12 noon
on Saturday 12 October 2013 with the results being announced
later that day.
"New Zealand Post wrote to all affected households on 27
September to notify them of this crime. Police have also been
notified, and if the offenders are identified New Zealand
Post will seek to have them prosecuted to the full extent of
the law, Mr Lampp said.
Anyone with information relating to this offence should
contact the Tauranga police station on (07) 577 4300.
Any queries can be made to the electoral officer, Warwick
Lampp on the free phone election hotline 0508 440 011.
- Bay of Plenty Times