Community candidate events

Meet your local candidates and learn more about what they stand for.

Organise your own event

Wellington City Council welcomes community-led meet the candidate events and Q&A sessions.

After the close of nominations on Friday 16 August, we’ll be making available contact information for all Wellington City Council candidates. If you’re interested in holding a meet the candidate event, you can use this information to contact candidates and invite them to your event.

Please let us know about your event. We can host information about the event on this webpage.

To let us know about your event, send an email to election@wcc.govt.nz with the following information:

  • Whether the event is for the mayoral election, a ward election, or a community board election
  • The time and date of the event
  • The venue the event will be held in
  • Contact information for the event organiser (including organisation name, if applicable)

This webpage will be updated with event information on a regular basis, so if you’re waiting to see about an event in your area please check back often – or feel free to organise your own event.

List of meet the candidate events

Please note: Information in this list has been supplied by the event organisers and is subject to change.

Time and date Candidates Venue Contact
Wednesday 4 September 7pm GWRC and CCDHB Wellington South Baptist Church, 284 The Parade Island Bay. Combined Churches of Island Bay and IBRA office@wsbc.org.nz
Thursday 5 September 6:30pm – 9:30pm Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward & GWRC Tararua Tramping Club, Mt Victoria Mt Victoria Residents’ Association, mtvicra@gmail.com
Monday 9 September 7:30pm Wharangi/Onslow-Western Ward & Mayoral St. Luke’s Hall, 34 Pitt Street, Wadestown Wadestown Residents’ Association and Highland Park Progressive Resident Association, brenz66@gmail.com
Tuesday 10 September 7:30pm
GWRC Gateway Baptist Church, 33 Park Road, Miramar Miramar/Maupuia Progressive Association, Strathmore Park Residents’ Association, and Seatoun & Bays Progressive Association, Robin Boldarin – 027 209 7044
Wednesday 11 September 7pm - 9pm Southern WCC and Mayoral St Hilda's Anglican Church at 311 The Parade Combined Churches of Island Bay and IBRA office@wsbc.org.nz
Thursday 12 September (Time TBC) GWRC St Anne’s Hall, Newtown Newtown Residents’ Association, newtownwellington@gmail.com 
Friday 13 September 7pm

Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward
St Andrews on the Terrace
St Andrews Church and St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society,
Pam Fuller, admin@satrs.org.nz
Saturday 14 September 7pm
Mayoral, Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward, GWRC
Aro Valley Community Center
Liam Hunt, Treasurer, Aro Valley Community Council – 0225232580
Sunday 15 September 4pm WCC Pukehīnau / Lambton, & GWRC Candidates  Mt Cook School Hall, 160 Tory St. By koha Mt Cook Mobilised mtcookmobilised@gmail.com
Monday 16 September 6pm – 8pm Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward St Peter’s Anglican Church, 211 Willis Street, Te Aro Inner City Wellington, innercitywellington@gmail.com
Monday 16 September 7:30pm-9:30pm Mayoral candidates JCC main hall UCJ and Johnsonville Community Association jcainc2@gmail.com (TBD)
Monday 16 September 7:30pm GWRC St. Luke’s Hall, 34 Pitt Street, Wadestown Wadestown Residents’ Association and Highland Park Progressive Resident Association, brenz66@gmail.com
Tuesday 17 September 7:00pm Paekawakawa/Southern Ward, Mayoral & GWRC St. Mathew’s Church, 94 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn Greater Brooklyn Residents’ Association, brooklynresidentswellington@gmail.com
Tuesday 17 September 7:30pm
Motukairangi/Eastern Ward
Gateway Baptist Church, 33 Park Road, Miramar
Miramar/Maupuia Progressive Association, Strathmore Park Residents’ Association, and Seatoun & Bays Progressive Association, Robin Boldarin – 027 209 7044
Wednesday 18 September 5:30pm – 7:30pm CCDHB St. Johns Centre, Willis Street
Public Health Association, Wellington Branch, wellington@pha.org.nz 
Wednesday 18 September 6:00pm Takapū/Northern Ward, Wharangi/Onslow-Western Ward, Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward
Loaves and Fishes Hall, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
 Mark Johnston and Bryan Crump, The Traffic Jam Podcast – 021 558 805
Thursday 19 September (Time TBC) Paekawakawa/Southern Ward St. Anne’s Hall, Newtown  Newtown Residents’ Association, newtownwellington@gmail.com 
Thursday 19 September 7pm – 9:30pm Mayoral, Wharangi/Onslow-Western Ward, CCDHB and GWRC Karori Baptist Church, Marsden Village, Karori The Rotary Club of Karori, David Watt – 0272466339 (with support from Karori Residents’ Association)
Thursday 19 September 5:00pm - 6:30pm Mayoral, Candidates from all WCC Wards
St Peter’s on Willis, 221 Willis Street
 Living Wage Wellington, Lyndy McIntyre 027 399 9158 Lyndy.mcintyre@livingwage.org.nz
Friday 20 September 7:30pm WCC candidates for the Wharangi/ Onslow Western Ward, and Mayoral candidates Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Road Ian Turk, Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association, info@ngaio.org.nz
Saturday 21 September 2pm – 4pm Mayoral Motukairangi/Eastern Ward Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay Community Centre, 56-58 Bay Road, Kilbirnie Kilbirnie Residents' Association Facebook event lyallbay@gmail.com
Monday 23 September 7:30pm Mayoral and Western Ward candidates Northland Memorial Community Centre, Woburn Road Creswick Valley Residents' Association Incorporated www.cvra.org.nz creswickvalleynz@gmail.com
Tuesday 24 September 7pm – 9pm GWRC candidates JCC trust room UCJ and Johnsonville Community Association. jcainc2@gmail.com (TBD)
Wednesday 25 September 6:30pm
Mayoral, Paekawakawa/Southern Ward, Motukairangi/Eastern Ward, GWRC - Transport Focus
ASB Sports Centre, Rongotai
Mark Johnston and Bryan Crump, The Traffic Jam Podcast – 021558805
Friday 27 September 7pm – 9pm GWRC candidates JCC trust room UCJ and Johnsonville Community Association, jcainc2@gmail.com
Saturday 28 September 10am – 4pm
Family political fun day
Rates Cutz pop-up local election hair salon + kids election drop-in experience for candidates & voters
Vogelmorn Precinct, corner Vennell St / 93 Mornington Rd
jpmacey@gmail.com
Saturday 28 September 4pm
Results of kids' election + Meet the candidates event (Mayoral, Southern Ward, DHB and GWRC)
Vogelmorn Precinct, corner Vennell St / 93 Mornington Rd

jpmacey@gmail.com
Sunday 29 September 9am – 3pm
Mayoral, Lambton Ward, DHB and GWRC
Rates Cutz pop-up local election hair salon, Waterfront Market, Waitangi Park
jpmacey@gmail.com

Sunday 29 September 2pm – 4pm Eastern Ward and Mayoral candidates Evans Bay Sea Scouts Corps rooms, 393 Evans Bay Parade Hataitai Residents Association, Isaac Woodbridge – 021 863484
Monday 30 September 7:00pm Mayoral Tawa Community CEntre Lions Club of Tawa, Jasmine Thompson 022 099 1500, tawalions@lionsclub.org.nz