Manukau boasts 11 mayoral candidates
Eleven candidates are in the running for the Manukau mayoralty.
Sir Barry Curtis confirmed earlier this month he wouldn't be seeking a ninth term and will be stepping down after 24 years.
The mayoral election is shaping to be just as close a battle as 2004 when seven candidates fought it out.
Sitting councillors Dick Quax, Arthur Anae and David Collings are standing for mayor this year, as is former councillor Len Brown and Auckland Regional councillor Craig Little.
Other mayoral candidates are Kelvyn Alp, Baskaran Appu, John Harvey, Willie Jackson, Annie King and Paul Pavletich.
A total of 219 nominations were received for mayoral, council, community board, district health board and Wiri Licensing Trust elections.
Sitting councillors Pulotu Arthur Solomon, Noel Burnside and Jan Sinclair won?t be seeking Manukau council positions. Voting papers will be sent to eligible voters by post from September 21.
The voting period is three weeks from September 21 to noon, October 13.
Mangere councillor (three positions): Alp, Kelvyn; Baldwin, Roger Jeffry; David, Maria Kupa-Lee; Filipaina, Alf; Graham, Hugh; Po-Wihongi, Tapu Anne; Saafi, Edward; Solomon, Pulotu Selio; Taiapo-Teru, Priscilla; Tautolo, Toalepai Lui; Taylor, Sylvia.
Mangere Community Board (five positions): Dixon, Les; Ikinofo, Sally; Lauese, Tafafunai Tasi; Payne, Val; Po-Wihongi, Tapu Anne; Richards, Donna Puao; Skelton, Leau Peter; Tawa, Koro; Taylor, Ken; Togiamua, Togiatolutama Walter.
Manurewa councillor (four positions): Aiono, Fepulea?I Ulua?ipou-o-malo Pou; Bailey, Michael James; Brown, Colleen; Candy, Anne; Clark, Raewyn; Collier, Janeen; Emery, Waina; Kelly, Peter; King, Annie; McMahon, Cliff; Mistry, Balubhai; Narayan, Luella; Newman, Daniel; Opai, Angela; Pahulu, Mote; Palfrey, Di; Rerekura, Sam; Te Mana, Rangiora; Vitale, Vui Sapa?u; Walker, John.
Manurewa Community Board (six positions): Aiono, Fepulea?I Ulua?ipou-o-malo Pou; Apulu, Melvin; Bailey, Michael James; Collier, Janeen; Cunningham-Marino, Angela; Dalton, Angela; Dartnall, Jo; Head, Manogi Turua; Johnson, Alan Michael; Moe-Mitchell, Salome; Narayan, Eddie; Nazo, Faris Philip; Newman, Daniel; Opai, Angela; Palfrey, Phil; Panapa, Christine; Pender, Helen; Reid, Linda; Ryan, Richard Alan; Te Mana, Rangiora; Tumai, Barry; Vanderlaan, Tom; Vitale, Vui Sapa?u; White, Tam.
Otara councillor (two positions): Anae, Arthur Anae; Chhour, Leon; de Boer, Berend; Manapori, Tupou Tamata; Peterson, David; Sinclair, Jim; Sio, Su?a William; Va?a, Allan.
Otara Community Board (five positions): de Boer, Berend; Fa?amoe, Tunumafono Ava; Gush, Mary; Koka, Efu; Lavakula, Louisa; Peterson, David; Sinclair, Jim; Wiki, Bill; Wipani, Albert Toni.
Papatoetoe councillor (two positions): Adams, Natalie; Goundar, Shalendra; Greening, Toa; Lee, Donna; McCracken, John; Mika, Faumuina John; Strong, Ray; Troup, Gary; Wichman, Bob; Wu, Chao-Fu.
Papatoetoe Community Board (five positions): Adams, Natalie; Billing, Noeline; Cave, Angela; Greening, Toa; Grey, Stephen; Knock, Christine; McGechie, Ian Christopher; Mika, Faumuina John; Rivers, Watchman; Sekene, Siahi Luisa Alene; Singh, Raji; Storey, Diane; Strong, Ray; Thomas, Thomas.
Wiri Licensing Trust (six positions): Emery, Waina; Johnson, Alan Michael; Marshall, Bill; McLean, Rangi; Pahulu, Mote; Pender, Helen; Vanderlaan, Tom.