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Lizard News has a print run of 11,200 including mailbox deliveries from the Wairoa River at Bethlehem to Waihī Beach, through the rural & urban areas of the west of the Western Bay of Plenty District; Te Puna, Whakamārama, Matakana Is, Ōmokoroa, Pahoia, Apata, Aongatete, Katikati, Tahāwai, Bowentown and Athenree.


7 days ago

Lizard News
Nominations close at midday tomorrow for the local body elections.As things stand, by-elections at ratepayer expense will be required for every Community Board across the Western Bay district.For the District Council, there are currently seven nominations for Mayor. As of 4pm today, there were now enough Ward Councillor nominations to prevent the need for any Ward by-elections regardless of which way the mayoralty goes.Katikati-Waihī Beach Ward currently has 4 nominations for 3 seats.The Kaimai and Maketū-Te Puke Wards both currently have 5 nominations for 4 seats.However, the Community Boards across the District are in need of a final day rush. Each has 4 seats available.Ōmokoroa and Maketū have only 1 candidate each.Waihī Beach has only two nominations.Katikati has 3, but one is also standing as a Councillor.Te Puke has 4, but two are also standing as Councillor.Meanwhile, there are currently three nominations for two vacancies for Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Western Bay of Plenty General Constituency.We will name all candidates once nominations have closed. ... See MoreSee Less
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