Becoming a candidate: video guides

This video series will help you learn how to stand for election and what to expect. Created by LGNZ.

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Elections 2019 - key dates

Further information on elections

For further information regarding Tasman District Council elections and by-elections, please contact:

  • Sandra Hartley - Electoral Officer
  • Phone: 03 543 8554
  • Email:
  • 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Private Bag 4, Richmond, 7050

Tasman District Council kaihautū Harvey Ruru introduces this series of videos on how you can represent the people of Tasman.

To introduce you to the elected member roles available to you, including a description of what elected members do. Duration: 25 minutes

Skills you will need to have and behaviours you will need to display as an elected member and what sort of support will be available to help. Duration: 6 minutes

Find out about how councils work and are funded. Duration: 16 minutes

Learn about the next steps if you have decided to stand for local government. Duration: 3 minutes

This video will give you an idea of what to expect if you are successfully elected. Duration 5 minutes.