To find out more about the candidates, see Candidate Profiles.
|Mayoral Candidates||Final Count|
|LIVINGSTON Alan David||6,730|
|COOPER, Ronald James||4,018|
|PARLANE James Charles Morris||2,646|
|Pirongia Ward (2 members)||Final Count|
|SHARPE Diane Louise||1,394|
|SCOWN Bryce Ross||644|
|Cambridge Ward (3 members)||Final Count|
|ALLAN Patricia Cameron||2,742|
|LEE Peter Leonard||2,388|
|MCLENNAN Janet Marie||1,780|
|Maungatautari Ward (2 members)||Final Count|
|COOPER Ronald James||980|
|WATT Derek James||529|
|Te Awamutu Ward (3 members)||Final Count|
|PARLANE James Charles Morris||2,218|
|SIMMONS George William||1,900|
|HALL Ngaire Linette||1,586|
|Te Awamutu Community Board (6 members)||Final Count|
|DERBYSHIRE Gary George||3,718|
|BARNES Hazel JP||3,647|
|Waikato Regional Council (Environment Waikato) (1 member)||Preliminary Count*|
|* Note: Environment Waikato never did respond to our repeated requests for the final count figures. However, the results do stand.|
|Waikato District Health Board - South Waikato Constituency (2 members)||Final Count|
|GLOVER, Alison Helen||9,427|
|MALPASS, Cedric Paul||4,198|
|WIKAIRA, Rea Geoffrey||3,758|
|GLENNIE, Ian Cedric William||3,154|
|STURGEON, Beverley Rae||3,101|
|BARNES, Edith Hazel (Hazel)||3,072|
|BEER, Trevor Martin||2,529|
|TROUGHTON, Gail Rosalie||2,468|
|LAUBSCHER, Linda Audrey||2,316|
|SYCAMORE, Yvonne May||2,295|
|JOHNSTON, Louise Jeff||2,253|
|MARU, Lynn Okeroa||2,004|
|ANDERSON, Lorraine Erana M||1,801|
|SEARLE, David Bruce||1,386|
|VAN EDEN, Ella Marlene||1,361|
|MACMANUS, Joan Maureen||1,183|
|STEWART, Margaret Jan||1,087|
|CAMPBELL, Caroline Anne H||725|
|CAREY, James Patrick||692|
|GAVIN, Kevin James||667|
The Inaugural Waipa District Council meeting was held on the 23rd October 2001, at which Peter Lee was elected Deputy Mayor.
Congratulations to all successful candidates!
Background Story: Election a First
This election, for the first time, candidate profiles were distributed with voting papers to assist voters make their selections. The profiles were in the "Instruction Booklet & Candidate Directory" pictured left.
The profiles were also available right here at Te Awamutu Online -- see below.
This initiative was made possible by recent law changes regarding Local Government elections. Alison Hall, Waipa Electoral Officer, has been working with the Society of Local Government Managers to draft new legislation which came into effect in July this year.
"The Local Electoral Act 2001 replaces the outdated Election & Polls Act 1976 which was geared toward booth voting." says Alison. "The new act is much more flexible. The election process is now governed by regulations rather than legislation, meaning that changes are easier to make. In the the future elections are likely to use telephones, the internet and other technologies. We need to be able to adapt."
Traditionally Waipa has had a below-average voter turnout for local elections. Alison hopes that the new regime will encourage more people to vote by helping them to be more informed.