Ngā pārongo mā ngā Kaitono

Information for Candidates

This page is in English. If you would like to read it in te reo Māori, you can download the document below. 

Ngā pārongo mā ngā Kaitono (PDF 218 KB)

Greater Wellington is a regional council, and as a regional council, we are responsible for protecting our environment, while also considering the social, cultural and economic needs of our communities. We're responsible for a diverse range of activities, including: 

  • environment management
  • public transport
  • flood protection
  • emergency management

Find out what else we do

The 2022 local government elections are an opportunity for you to stand as a candidate and, if elected, have a say on how Greater Wellington carries out its responsibilities.

Nominations open on Friday 15 July 2022 and close at 12 noon on Friday 12 August 2022.

Pre-election Report

The next three years hold many changes and opportunities for Greater Wellington – the local elections are a chance for the community to shape that change.  

Every election the Chief Executive produces a pre-election report to communicate these key areas of opportunity and change, and to encourage people to give their voice to these issues by voting or standing for Council.  

The 2022 Pre-election Report identified four key areas of change and opportunity for Greater Wellington:

  • Delivering for our environment
  • How we partner with Mana Whenua
  • Action on climate change
  • Balancing affordability with community needs


As well as the interactive Pre-election Report, we’ve also created an accessible, printable PDF version of the document

Pre-election report (printable) (PDF 6.8 MB)

Information requests

Under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) any person may request information from the Council. Any request for information is a request made under LGOIMA. You do not have to say you are making a request under LGOIMA.

Proactive releases

Greater Wellington promotes good governance and encourages transparency in decision-making through increasing the availability of its information to the community. This includes making available responses to LGOIMA requests, where the information is of a wider public interest.

All responses to requests made by publicly declared intending candidates or officially nominated candidates will be proactively released with the name of the requester published, and personal contact information redacted.

View LGOIMA responses to candidate information requests

Updated 17 August 2022 at 09:20