Port Waikato by-election candidates announced

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Nine candidates are standing in the Port Waikato by-election which will be held on Saturday, November 25 2023.

The by-election is being held following the death of a Port Waikato electorate candidate during the 2023 General Election. Port Waikato voters will be electing a local member of Parliament.

Nominations for the by-election closed at noon Friday, October 20, and the following candidates have been confirmed.

Candidate Name


BAYLY, Andrew

National Party

BRIGHT, Scotty



New Zealand First Party

DICKSON, Gordon John


NGARO, Alf Metuakore


OVENS, Jill Annette

Women’s Rights Party

RIPPON, Anna Joy

Animal Justice Party


Vision New Zealand


New Zealand Loyal

Overseas voting for the by-election starts on Wednesday, November 8 and advance voting in New Zealand starts on Monday, November 13. Voting places will be open from 9am to 7pm on election day, Saturday, November 25, and preliminary results will be released that night.

More information can be found at vote.nz.

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1 comment

Where is Labour ??

Posted on 23-10-2023 13:31 | By FRANKS

This electorate must feel abandoned by Labour..................wait, thats like the rest of the country.

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