Meet the candidates

Meet your local candidates and learn more about what they stand for.

The Council does not run or organise meet the candidate events, but we are happy to list community-led events on this page. 

Please note: Information in this list has been supplied by the event organisers and is subject to change.

See the full list of candidates

Date Time Venue Event organiser and contact details
Wednesday 21 August 


Motueka Golf Club

Whitwells Motueka 

Brent Prestige

Thursday 22 August 

Women candidates 


Nelson Womens Centre 

Nelson Womens Centre

Georgie Kerby

Monday 26 August


Mapua Hall - Bill Marris Room

Mapua and Districts Community Association 

Marion Satherley

Tasman Area Community Association

Brian Hanlon 

Wednesday 28 August 

Women candidates


Greenmeadows Centre

Elaine Henry 03 544 8452

Monday 2 September


Brightwater School Hall 

Brightwater Community Association

Aleisha Hosie 

Tuesday 3 September

Mayoral candidates


 12:00pm  Beachside Nelson Conference & Events Centre  Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce

Register on their website(external link)  

Tickets $40-$55

Wednesday 4 September


Tapawera Community Centre

Tapawera and Districts Community Association

Tim Leyland       

Thursday 5 September 


Murchison Sports and Recreation Centre 

Murchsion Community Council 

Solana Pettus           

Friday 6 September


Community Hall, Main Road, St Arnaud

Rotoiti District Community Council

Sandie Hutchinson

Monday 9 September 


St Johns Worship Centre Auditorium

Wakefield Community Council 

Sonia Emerson

Thursday 12 September 7:00pm  Marahau Community Hall / Fire Station

Marahau/Sandy Bay Ratepayers & Residents Association

John Ayling

Friday 13 September

Motueka Ward Councillor candidates

1:00pm Community House, Decks Reserve, Motueka 

Grey Power Motueka 

John Kelly

Sunday 15 September  2:00pm

Collingwood Sunday School Hall 

Golden Bay Rural Women 

John & Carolyn McLellan 

Sunday 15 September  7:00pm

Golden Bay Senior Citizens Hall 

Golden Bay Rural Women and Golden Bay Grey Power 

John & Carolyn McLellan

Tuesday 17 September

Mayoral and Motueka Community Board candidates


Community House, Decks Reserve, Motueka 

Grey Power Motueka 

John Kelly

Wednesday 18 September


Community Room, Ngatimoti

Motueka Valley Association

Greg Mason

Irma Jager

Thursday 19 September


Moutere Hills Community Centre

Motuere Hills Residents Association

Matthes Bender

Wednesday 25 September   7:30pm Dovedale Hall 

Dovedale Residents Committee

Sue Rewcastle

Thursday 26th September 

Mayoral candidates 

7:00pm Boardroom, Sports House, Saxton Field 

Sports Tasman 

Kirsty Scammell 

Thoughts on Sport & Active Recreation - Mayoral Debate 

This page will be updated with event information on a regular basis, so if you’re waiting to see about an event in your area please check back often – or feel free to organise your own event.

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