Health board elections

District council positions are not the only ones up for grabs. Nominations for this year's district health board elections are also open till noon on August 16.

Forms and information packs for those considering standing are available from the Marlborough District Council's offices in Blenheim's Seymour St, Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board's office in Nelson as well as Nelson Hospital, Nelson City Council, or Tasman District Council.

The elections, carried out every three years, are done by postal vote, closing on Saturday, October 12.

The district health board elections are for seven positions, elected on an "at large" basis by residents of Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman, meaning they represent the entire population.

Following the election, Minister of Health Tony Ryall may appoint a further four members, making a total of 11 members of the board.


The Marlborough Express