Local elections for Gisborne District Council were held on Saturday 8 October. The final results and those elected to Council were:
- Mayor Rehette Stoltz
- Josh Wharehinga
- Colin Alder
- Larry Foster
- Rob Telfer
- Andy Cranston
- Debbie Gregory
- Tony Robinson
- Teddy Thompson
- Rhonda Tibble
- Aubrey Ria
- Nick Tupara
- Ani Pahuru-Huriwai
- Rawinia Parata
Key dates for the local elections
|Voting closed - Election day||12noon Saturday 8 October|
|Official results announced||Friday 14 October|
|Swearing in ceremony||Thursday 27 October|
Daily voting returns and results
Our campaign Karangatia rā 2022
Our election campaign - Karangatia rā 2022 - drew on the pōwhiri process and used elements of that kawa as a framework the wero, karanga, whaikōrero and waiata.
With the 3 stages of the electoral process for the 2022 local elections - stand, educate and vote.
Together with representatives from Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa and Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou we created a Te Tairāwhiti Gisborne-specific election campaign. We jointly branded and customised the national Local Government New Zealand Vote 22 campaign in Reo Māori and English.
Our campaign Karangatia rā 2022 was a call to the people of Tairāwhiti encouraging us all to take action – to stand as candidates and vote on election day.
Karangatia rā is the name of one of this region’s most recognisable waiata composed by Sir Apirana Ngata in 1919. As a call to rally the people of Tairāwhiti and welcome back the Māori Pioneer Battalion after the First World War.