Elections 2024 – Tauranga City Council 

The next local body elections for Tauranga City Council are scheduled for 20 July 2024.

Prior to the 2023 General Elections, the former Minister of Local Government announced that the next local government election in Tauranga would be held on Saturday, 20 July 2024. The decision was also made to postpone the 2025 Tauranga City triennial election until 2028.

Our New Wards:

For our upcoming election, Tauranga City Council will have a new representation arrangement. The Local Government Commission determined Tauranga residents will elect nine councillors plus a mayor. Eight of our nine councillors will be from general wards, and we will have one councillor representing the Māori ward.

The eight general wards are: Mauao/Mount Maunganui, Arataki, Pāpāmoa, Welcome Bay, Matua-Otūmoetai, Bethlehem, Tauriko and Te Papa.

The Māori ward, Te Awanui, will cover the entire city.

General wards
Māori ward, Te Awanui

Candidate information evening:

To help prepare people interested in standing as elected members, Council will host a free candidate information evening on Monday, 19 February 2024, from 4-8pm.

Joined by the Commissioners, a governance expert, and Tauranga City’s Electoral Officer, this will be an informative session to prepare would-be candidates for what they may expect if elected.

To register your interest, please fill in the form below.


  • Nominations open – Friday, 26 April 2024
  • Nominations close – Friday, 24 May 2024 at 12 noon
  • Voting papers delivered – Saturday, 29 June 2024 – Wednesday 3 July 2024
  • Special voting begins – Saturday, 29 June 2024
  • Last day to enrol and be able to vote in this election – Friday, 19 July 2024
  • Election Day – voting closes – Saturday, 20 July 2024 at 12 noon
  • Preliminary results announced – Saturday, 20 July 2024 in afternoon
  • Final results out – Tuesday, 23 July – Thursday, 25 July

To check enrolments & other information of 2024 Local Elections, go to: https://www.tauranga.govt.nz/council/about-your-council/elections-2024

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