Come party with us this Saturday
Keep this Saturday free and join us to let the good times poll!
You’re invited to Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Poll Party, celebrating this year’s election with a bit of fun. It’s all going down this weekend - Saturday 24 September from 9am till 3pm.
Gather the whānau and drop your completed voting papers (that’s the important bit) into the ballot box, before you soak up the party atmosphere.
We’ve teamed up with various community groups across our rohe to bring some election excitement to our residents. Join us at the following locations:
Waihī Beach, in collaboration with Waihī Beach Events and Promotions.
Waihī Beach United Church carpark at 12 Wilson Road, Waihī Beach
Join in the fun at Waihī Beach - there will be live music and activities for tamariki, plus real fruit ice cream and personalised cookies for everyone who votes.
Katikati, in collaboration with Grow on Katikati
The Centre - Pātuki Manawa at 21 Main Road, Katikati
The party will be cranking in Katikati with an awesome community long lunch, live music and treats for the little ones.
ŌmokoroaPavilion at 28 Western Avenue, Ōmokoroa
Enjoy some kids activities, music, coffee, personalised cookies and the party buzz after you’ve voted.
Te Puke, in collaboration withBay of Plenty Sikh Society
Te Puke Library at 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
Vote inside the library while the kids take part in some fun activities, then head outside and enjoy some Indian treats and the Te Puke Sikh Parade.
Maketu, in collaboration with Maketu Rotary Club
Maketu Community Centre at Wilson Road, Maketu
Come on down and pop your vote in the ballot box! Grab a sausage from the Rotary Club or a personalised cookie and coffee and enjoy the music. There will also be cool games for the tamariki.
Council’s head office at 1284 Cameron Road, Tauranga
Join us at our Tauranga party, we’ll have music, pies and activities for the kids while you drop your vote off.
These poll parties are all about making it more accessible for our residents to vote. Last election only 39 percent of our District voted, but this year we’re bringing the ballot boxes closer to homes so there’s no excuses!
Voting papers will arrive in letterboxes between 16 and 21 September. Remember to complete and seal your voting papers before joining the party.
Voting closes at noon on Saturday 8 October, and if you’re posting your vote, you’ll need to do this by 5pm Tuesday 4 October to ensure it’s received in time.
If you don’t receive your voting pack in the mail by Wednesday 21 September, you can request a special voting pack to be posted out to you. This can be done at Council’s library and service centres, calling Council on 0800 926 732 or contacting Election Services on 0800 922 822.
For more information on the Western Bay elections, head to generationchange.nz.