Compare the Candidates – Wellington

Renters United asked every candidate running for Wellington City Council 17 questions about issues that most concern renters in Wellington. You can also read their responses in full.

Each candidate received a rating based on their responses:

  • 🟢 Green if their policies are likely to improve things for renters
  • 🟡 Amber if their policies will have no effect for renters
  • 🔴 Red if they will make things worse for renters
  • ⚫ Black if we didn’t have enough information

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Mayor

The mayor is elected by voters across Wellington. You can vote for as many candidates as you wish, ranking them by preference. Read more about preferential voting here.

Ray Chung

Andy Foster

Tory Whanau

Other candidates

The following candidates have not responded. We will post their responses when we receive them.

  • Ellen Blake
  • Chris Dudfield
  • Paul Eagle
  • Kelvin Hastie
  • Donald Newtown McDonald
  • Barbara McKenzie

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Ward

The mayor is elected by voters across Wellington enrolled on the Māori Roll. You can vote for as many candidates as you wish, ranking them by preference. Read more about preferential voting here and read more about the Māori roll here. One candidate will be elected by voters in the Māori ward.

Matthew Reweti

NÄ«kau Wi Neera

Other candidates

The following candidates have not responded. We will post their responses when we receive them.

  • Ali Hamlin-Paenga

Takapū/Northern Ward

The TakapÅ«/Northern ward is composed of all Wellington suburbs north of the Ngauranga Gorge, including Newlands. Three candidates will be elected by voters in the Northern ward.

Raveen Annamalai

Jenny Condie

Ben McNulty

John Peters

James Sullivan

Other candidates

The following candidates have not responded. We will post their responses when we receive them.

  • John Apanowicz
  • Robyn Parkinson
  • Rachel Qi
  • Tony Randle
  • James Sales

Wharangi/Onslow-Western Ward

The Wharangi/Onslow-Western ward is composed of the Wellington suburbs from Karori and Northland to Khandallah and Broadmeadows. Three candidates will be elected by voters in the Onslow-Western ward.

Ray Chung

Alexander Garside

Rebecca Matthews

Bob Mason

Lachlan Patterson

Other candidates

The following candidates have not responded. We will post their responses when we receive them.

  • Heather Baldwin
  • Kush Bhargava
  • Ryan Bothma
  • Diane Calvert
  • Kelvin Hastie
  • Barbara McKenzie

Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward

The Lambton ward is composed of the central Wellington suburbs including Te Aro, Kelburn, Mount Victoria and Thorndon. Three candidates will be elected by voters in the Lambton ward.

Nicholas Hancox

Jane O’Loughlin

Jonathan Markwick

Tamatha Paul

Iona Pannett

Other candidates

The following candidates have not responded. We will post their responses when we receive them.

  • Afnan Al-rubayee
  • Heather Baldwin
  • Ellen Blake
  • Ryan Bothma
  • Zan Rai Gyaw
  • Kelvin Hastie
  • Karl Tiefenbacher
  • Nicola Mary Jacobina Young

Motukairangi/Eastern Ward

The Eastern ward is composed of all suburbs from Hataitai east. Three candidates will be elected by voters in the Eastern ward.

Steph Edlin

Aaron Gilmore

Rob Goulden

Teri O’Neill

Luana Scowcroft

Other candidates

The following candidates have not responded. We will post their responses when we receive them.

  • Ken Ah Kuoi
  • Tim Brown
  • Sarah Free
  • Nathan Meyer
  • Atul Prema

Paekawakawa/Southern Ward

The Southern ward includes Newtown, Berhampore, Brooklyn and all suburbs to the south. Two candidates will be elected by voters in the Southern ward.

Nureddin Abdurahman

Inoke Afeaki

Dipak Bhana

Jonathan Coppard

Laurie Foon

Other candidates

The following candidates have not responded. We will post their responses when we receive them.

  • Urmila Bhana
  • Chris Dudfield
  • Iain Alasdair MacLeod
  • Ate Moala
  • Paula Muollo

These scores were first released at 1am on Sunday the 18th of September. They were then updated as follows:

Sep 18, 2022 · 4:00PM

  • Jonathan Coppard moves from Yellow to Green.
  • Laurie Foon moves from Yellow to Green.
  • Jenny Condie, moves from a Red to a Yellow.

Sep 19, 2022 · 10:00PM

  • Candidates are now sorted alphabetically by last name
  • Alexander Garside moves from Yellow to Green
  • Jonathan Markwick moves from Yellow to Green

If you are a candidate or representative of a candidate and wish to correct or elaborate on the information please contact lbe22@rentersunited.org.nz.

Authorised by Geordie Rogers, geordie@rentersunited.org.nz