The full list of candidates for Dunedin's mayoralty, city council and community boards has been released with 11 people putting their name forward for mayor.
Local elections 2022
Nominations for positions at Queenstown Lakes District Council have closed today with a crowded field vying to replace outgoing mayor Jim Boult.
The nominations for Central Otago District Council positions have closed with just one person putting their name forward for mayor.
While some councils in New Zealand have been struggling for candidates for this year’s local body elections, the Gore District Council is not one of them.
The nomination period for the 2022 local body elections has closed with 43 council and mayoral candidates putting their hand up to stand for Invercargill City Council.
Electoral officials are urging fence-sitting local body candidates to submit their nominations, as several wards across the South remain unfilled.
The local body elections are fast approaching, but pens — and other artistic tools — will be being put to paper before voting forms arrive, in the name of democratic engagement.
A trickle of nominations for next month’s local body elections has prompted councils around Otago and Southland to call for prospective candidates to "get a move on" and put their names in the hat.
Former Invercargill deputy mayor Toni Biddle believes she was courageous when she decided to resign from the council two years ago.