Election Gathering Details

Details about all of the Election Speeches, ‘Meet the Candidate Events’ & other fun gatherings related to elections around Invercargill, the Southland District & Queenstown Lakes District will be posted on here when they become available..

DATE: Tuesday 30th August 2022
MEETING TIME: 5.45pm – 7pm
MEETING LOCATION: Level 6 – Kelvin Hotel (20 Kelvin Street, Invercargill)
HOSTED BY: Co-hosted by the Rotary Club of Invercargill and NRG (New Rotary Generation)
EVENT SUMMARY: Meet the Invercargill City Mayoral Candidates event – an in-person introduction to Mayoral Candidates & an evening to encourage participation in the 2022 local elections. NOTE: Guests Must be registered with the Invercargill Rotary Club to Attend 

DATE:  Wednesday 7th September 2022

MEETING TIME:  6pm – 8pm
MEETING LOCATION:  Invercargill Repertory Theatre is at 167 Esk Street, Invercargill [next to Countdown]
HOSTED BY:  Invercargill Youth Council
EVENT SUMMARY:  The evening will begin with elevator pitches from candidates. Youth and public will be able to ask questions through a live Q & A app. Council & Mayoral nominees will be able to put forward ideas and objectives, especially in the rangatahi/youth space.

Pot Luck Dinner Event 1

Drummond Pot Luck Dinner– Thursday 8 September 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/603902114537240

DATE:  Monday 12th September 2022

MEETING LOCATION:  Senior Citizens Hall, Bath Rd, Riverton 9822, New Zealand (corner Bath Road and Princess St)
HOSTED BY:  Riverton Promotions \ Te Hikoi Southern Journey
EVENT SUMMARY:  An opportunity to meet the candidates for our area for local government elections in 2022 for Southland District Mayor, Waiau Aparima Ward councillors, and Oraka Aparima Community Board.

Pot Luck Dinner Event 2

Tuatapere Pot Luck Dinner – Tuesday 13 September 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/768273190897937

DATE:  Wednesday 14th September 2022

MEETING TIME:  5.30pm – 8pm
MEETING LOCATION:  Ascot Park, Corner of Tay Street &, Racecourse Road, Invercargill 9810
HOSTED BY:  Invercargill Chamber of Commerce
EVENT SUMMARY:  Entry is free, and registrations can be made at the following web link: https://southlandchamber.co.nz/events/72737/
BOOK HERE:  https://scoc.outreach.co.nz/forms/register?event=72737

Pot Luck Dinner Event 3

Bluff Pot Luck Dinner – Thursday 15 September 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/472947201116954

DATE:  Thursday 15th September 2022
MEETING TIME: From 5:30pm
MEETING LOCATION:  Level One, The Kelvin, 20 Kelvin Street, Invercargill, Southland 9810, New Zealand
HOSTED BY:  Invercargill Young Professionals

Pot Luck Dinner Event 4

Riverton/Aparima Pot Luck Dinner – Saturday 17th September 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/3236743679880992

DATE:  Monday 19th September 2022
MEETING LOCATION:  Lumsden Memorial Hall
EVENT SUMMARY: “Meet the Candidates” community meeting structure: Welcome, each candidate speaks for up to 3 minutes, break & supper. Proceeding supper, the  audience can ask questions  directed to one candidate (one minute to repond).

Pot Luck Dinner Event 5

Lumsden Pot Luck Dinner – Tuesday, 20th September

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/5208568379252211

DATE:  Wednesday, the 21st of September

MEETING LOCATION:  Queenstown Golf Club, 759 Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown 9300
HOSTED BY:  Kelvin Peninsula Community Association
EVENT SUMMARY:  Candidates for Mayor and Council will speak to residents of the Peninsula and answer questions from the audience. The meeting is open to the public. The moderator will introduce each candidate to the audience.

TOPICS: A mayoral candidate will be asked to lead off on a topic, another to respond, followed by councillor candidates.
Each topic will take around 20 minutes to debate.
Closing statement from each candidate.

Pot Luck Dinner Event 6

Queenstown Pot Luck Dinner – Wednesday, 21st September

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/3236743679880992

DATE:  Thursday 22nd September 2022

MEETING LOCATION:  Glenorchy Hall on Mull Street ( opposite the gas station!)
HOSTED BY:  Glenorchy Community Association
EVENT SUMMARY: Mayoral, QLDC and ORC Ward candidates are invited to speak. There will be time to meet & mingle after the event.

Pot Luck Dinner Event 7

Glenorchy Pot Luck Dinner – Monday 26th September 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/605510494410899

Pot Luck Dinner Event 8

Te Anau Pot Luck Dinner – Tuesday 27 September 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/414151564141721

DATE:  Tuesday 27th September 2022

MEETING LOCATION:  Te Anau Club, Crn Pop Andrew Drive & Jackson Street, Te Anau
HOSTED BY:  Fiordland Business Association
EVENT SUMMARY:  Candidates will have the opportunity to talk about making a difference while representing the people of Fiordland and Southland. The evening will begin with candidates seeking election to Environment Southland representing Fiordland, the Fiordland Community Board, Mararoa – Waimea Ward, and lastly by each of the Mayoral candidates. Each candidate will be given three minutes for their individual introduction after which will be followed by a question and answer session.

DATE:  Wednesday 28th September 2022

MEETING LOCATION: The Auction House Cafe & Bar, 20 Don Street, Invercargill,
HOSTED BY: Hospitality New Zealand
EVENT SUMMARY: 3 minute slots for candidates to tell us about themselves & share visionary thoughts for our region, then questions will be opened up to the floor.

Pot Luck Dinner Event 9

Edendale Pot Luck Dinner – Thursday 29th September 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703816963314992

Pot Luck Dinner Event 10

Wanaka Pot Luck Dinner – Saturday, the 1st October 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: ttps://www.facebook.com/events/973518714046298

Pot Luck Dinner Event 11

Roxburgh Pot Luck Dinner – Sunday, 2nd October 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/370992371867473

Pot Luck Dinner Event 12

Invercargill Pot Luck Dinner – Wednesday 5th October 2022

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/757531715551733