2016 Elections

​The official declaration of the final results for the local body elections was made on Thursday 13 October. Environment Southland councillors are presented below. All councillors were sworn in at the inaugural meeting of Council on 31 October at Environment Southland.

Eastern-Dome Constituency – two councillors

Jeremy McPhail: 3701
David Stevens: 2550
Ali Timms: 2315
Peter Jones: 2085

Invercargill-Rakiura Constituency – six councillors

Eric Roy: 10591
Lyndal Ludlow: 9316
Robert Guyton: 8827
Maurice Rodway: 8537
Neville Cook: 8181
Rowly Currie: 7594
Peter McDonald: 7469
Nathan Surendran: 6242
Russell MacPherson: 5552
William John Watt: 4783
Steve Mitchell: 4352

Fiordland Constituency – one councillor

Ross Cockburn: ​Elected unopposed

Hokonui Constituency – one councillor

Grant Hubber: ​Elected unopposed

Southern Constituency – one councillor

Lloyd McCallum: ​Elected unopposed

Western Constituency – one councillor

Nicol George Horrell: ​Elected unopposed

Electoral Donations & Expenses Returns

Candidates who stand for local election have to supply details of their expenses and the electoral donations they've received. To view the candidates' returns for electoral donations and expenses, select their names below.


Environment Southland has 12 councillors, who are elected from six constituencies. View our constituency map to see the boundaries of each constituency.

Nominations for each constituency are listed below. Candidate profiles are available for download for those constituencies where elections will be held. 

Eastern-Dome Constituency – two councillors
Peter Jones (nominated by Murray Leicester Cooper and Ian James McKenzie)
Jeremy McPhail (nominated by Andrew David Morrison and Karl Justin Metzler)
David Stevens (nominated by Gary Clark Collins and Brian John Dillon)
Ali Timms (nominated by Jeffrey James Grant and Julian Colin Morris)

Fiordland Constituency – one councillor
Ross Cockburn (nominated by Christopher Carran and Robert Barry Robins)

Hokonui Constituency – one councillor
Grant Hubber (nominated by John William Mackie Adamson (Jnr) and Alister James Hall)

Invercargill-Rakiura Constituency – six councillors
Neville Cook (nominated by Meri-Eileen Leask and Judith Maree Storey)
Rowly Currie (nominated by Brendan Weir Copeland and Ian Kenneth Welsh)
Robert Guyton (nominated by Geoffrey Paul Dembo and Tanya Jane Roberts)
Lyndal Ludlow (nominated by Stephnie Jane de Ruyter and Norman James Elder)
Russell MacPherson (nominated by Dugald Stuart Collie and Lewis Andrew Risk)
Peter McDonald (nominated by Marion Grace Miller and Robert Raymond Hector)
Steve Mitchell (nominated by David William Lawrence Henigan and Wynston John Cooper)
Maurice Rodway (nominated by Joanna Rowe-Dean and Stephen Grant Brown)
Eric Roy (nominated by Anthony James Chadderton and Bryon George King)
Nathan Surendran (nominated by David John Kennedy and Steven Christopher Nally)
William John Watt (nominated by Craig Maxwell Smith and Stephen John O'Connor)

Southern Constituency – one councillor
Lloyd McCallum (nominated by Owen Lindsay Jennings and Ewen Robert Pirie)

Western Constituency – one councillor
Nicol George Horrell (nominated by Stephen Anthony Crack and Ewan Desmond Templeton)

Key Dates

15 JulyElectoral roll open for inspection
15 JulyCandidate nominations open
12 August (mid-day)Candidate nominations close and electoral roll closes
17 AugustPublic notice of candidates’ names
16 – 21 SeptemberVoting documents delivered
16 Sept – 8 OctoberSpecial voting period
16 Sept – 8 OctoberScrutiny and early processing
8 OctoberVoting closes 12 noon
8 OctoberPreliminary results
9 – 19 OctoberDeclaration of results
31 October
Councillor swearing-in ceremony

Voting is by postal ballot or people can drop their voting papers before noon 8 October at either the Southland District Council, Gore District Council or Invercargill City Council offices. Note: Environment Southland does not receive voting papers.

Pre-election Report 2016

PER.JPGThe Pre-election Report 2016 highlights Environment Southland's work and the challenges we have, to help generate interest and debate in the community in the lead-up to the local authority elections.

It's a great opportunity to showcase the strong position Environment Southland is in, our work programmes and vision for the future.

Download the Pre-election Report 2016.


Public notices

Download the Public Notice (13 July 2016)
Download the Public Notice (17 August 2016)
Download the Public Notice (15 October 2016)

Electoral officer

The electoral officer for Environment Southland is:

Dale Ofsoske, Independent Election Services Ltd
Level 3, Custom House, 50 Anzac Avenue, Auckland 1010
PO Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Phone: 0800 922 822
Email: dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz
Website: www.electionservices.co.nz


Local Government Triennial Elections are conducted under the provisions of:

  • The Local Electoral Act 2001
  • The Local Electoral Regulations 2001
  • The Local Government Act 2002
  • The New Zealand Public Health & Disability Act 2000 and their amendments.

More information

For more general information about the 2016 local authority elections, visit the local councils website run by the Department of Internal Affairs.​

Page reviewed: 04 Mar 2019 4:05pm