Meet the Candidates

Your candidates

Nominations closed on 16 August 2019.

Here are the candidates standing for Mayor and Council. The number in brackets shows the number of people who will be elected.


Mayor (1)

Family name First name(s) Affiliation
AH FAR Mani
BAKER Anita Independent
COFFEY 'Ana Independent
DUNCAN Mike Independent
FORD Izzy
TANA Mike

Eastern Ward / Pāuatahanui ki te uunga mai o te ra (4)

Family name First name(s) Affiliation
FORD Izzy
GALO Moze
ISAAKO Jimmy
SEIULI Faafoi
TAANKINK Jasmine Housing Action Porirua
THETADIG Mel
WIHAPI Kylie

Northern Ward / Pukerua ki te Raki (4)

Family name First name(s) Affiliation
BAKER Anita Independent
CROMBIE Brett
INAYATULLAH Rabeea Independent
LEGGETT Ross Independent
MACLEAN Iain Independent
MURRELL Euon Independent
TRLIN Josh Labour Party
WADDLE Nathan Independent
WAKEM Beverley Anne

Western Ward / Titahi Rangituhi Porirua ki te uru (2)

Family name First name(s) Affiliation
BATTEN Mark
DUNCAN Mike Independent
HAYWARD Geoff Labour Party
POINTON Jude Independent

All confirmed nominations are listed here in the Nominations Report.

Meet the candidate sessions

Not sure who to vote for? There'll be lots of chances to meet and hear from the candidates standing for election.

We'll update this list as events are added, so make sure you check back in.

  • Thursday 12 September, 7pm, Papakowhai School hall:
    Hosted by Aotea Residents Association this Eastern Ward candidates session will start immediately after the Association's AGM (running for the first 10 minutes). 

  • Monday 16 September, 7pm-9pm, Pukerua Bay Hall, Rawhiti Road:
    Hosted by Pukerua Bay Residents Association with Mayoral candidates, Northern Ward candidates and GWRC candidates.

  • Thursday 19 September, 7pm-9pm, North Porirua Baptist Church, Whitby:
    Hosted by Whitby Residents Association with Mayoral candidates, Northern Ward candidates and GWRC candidates.
  • Tuesday 24 September, 7pm-9pm, Titahi Bay School, Kura St:
    Hosted by Titahi Bay Community Group with Mayoral candidates and Western Ward candidates.

  • Thursday 26 September, 7pm-9pm, Mana Cruising Club:
    Hosted by Paremata Residents Association with Mayoral candidates, Northern Ward candidates and GWRC candidates for this area.


First time voter?

Te Ropu Tiaki Rangatahi are holding an event for 18-24 year old voters based around a tag football tournament. This event aims to give you information about the elections and a chance to meet the candidates, while having some fun too. 

  • Friday 27 September, 6pm-8pm, Pātaka Spine - team registration and meet the candidates, Q and A from the floor

  • Saturday 28 September, 9am-4.30pm, Bernie Wood Park, Ascot Park - tag football tourney