Run­ners ready for big race

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - By STEVE EDWARDS

Five peo­ple, in­clud­ing four in­cum­bent coun­cil­lors, have thrown their hats into the ring for the va­cant Mata­mata-Pi­ako may­oralty.

Five-term mayor Hugh Ver­coe is step­ping down and hav­ing a crack at a Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil seat, with cur­rent deputy mayor Jan Barnes and coun­cil coun­ter­parts Neil Goodger, Garry Stan­ley and Ash Tan­ner, plus Ken Ma­hon, look­ing to take the top job. Seven peo­ple are vy­ing for four Mor­rinsville Ward seats on coun­cil, with in­cum­bent Ca­role Greenville step­ping down this year.

Mata­mata has eight can­di­dates run­ning for four po­si­tions.

In Te Aroha, six peo­ple are chal­leng­ing for the three avail­able seats on coun­cil.

The new Wai­hou Ward on Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil, which cov­ers Pi­ako, has four can­di­dates chas­ing two seats.

Seven va­can­cies on Waikato Dis­trict Health Board, not based on ge­o­graphic wards, will be con­tested by 20 peo­ple. Elec­tion day is Oc­to­ber 12. For more in­for­ma­tion on the lo­cal body elec­tions con­tact elec­toral of­fi­cer Sandy Barnes on 07 884 0060 or see

Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil

May­oral nom­i­na­tions (1 po­si­tion): Jan Barnes, Neil Goodger, Ken Ma­hon, Garry Stan­ley, Ash Tan­ner.

Mata­mata Ward nom­i­na­tions (4 po­si­tions): Shan­non Craw­ford, Brian Hunter, Bob McGrail, James Sains­bury, Garry Stan­ley, Kevin Tap­pin, Leonie Tisch and Delia Gil­lett.

Mor­rinsville Ward nom­i­na­tions (4 po­si­tions): An­thony Ar­net, Neil Goodger, Mike Grib­ble, Ann Linstrom, Nicki Robb, Mau­rice Steffert, James Thomas.

Te Aroha Ward nom­i­na­tions (3 po­si­tions): Teena Cornes, Wolf­gang Faber, Noel Harvey-Webb, Peter Jager, Mary Massey, Ash Tan­ner.

Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil

Wai­hou Gen­eral Con­stituency (two seats): Norm Barker, Stu­art Hus­band, Phillip Legg, Hugh Ver­coe.

Waikato Dis­trict Health Board

(7 va­can­cies): Clint Bad­de­ley, Crys­tal Beavis, An­drew Buck­ley, Me­gan Camp­bell, Javed Chaudhry, Sally Christie, Pat Cittadini, Brian Far­rell, Martin Gal­lagher, Ryan Hamil­ton, Max­ine Hodg­son, Phylis Huitema, Stan­ley Koshy, Sally Lee, Pippa Ma­hood, Seema Menon, Navin Ra­jan, Hugh Spooner, Clyde Wade, Ewan Wil­son.

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