Trustee Elections

The Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (TECT) is administered by six Trustees who serve four year terms. Every two years, three Trustees must retire by rotation. Retiring Trustees can seek re election if they choose.


Mark ARUNDEL, Pete BLACKWELL and Tina JENNEN have been elected as Trustees for the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust.

The Full Trustee Election Results can be found HERE


Nineteen candidate were nominated for the three positions available on the Trust.  This compares to 11 candidates in 2016, 19 candidates in 2014, and 23 in 2012. The confirmed candidates for the 2018 election are:

ARUNDEL                              Mark
BLACKWELL                         Pete
CAMERON                             John (JC)
CHAMBERLAIN                     Ron
EDLIN                                     Bev
JENNEN                                  Tina
JONKERS                               Willem
LEWIS                                     Pamela
MILN                                       Alex
NEILSON                                Frank
NESDALE                               Sheldon
PURCHES                               Graeme
RHODES                                 Hylton
ROWE-MITCHELL                 Valerie
SUMMERHAYS                      Karen
TRAPPITT                               Phillip
WHEELER                               Stephen
WHITE                                     Peter
WILLIAMS                               Kim

Read the full candidate profiles HERE

Current trustees Paul Tustin and Ron Scott have chosen not to stand for re election.

The election was carried out by both internet and postal voting, with voter packs being sent out on Monday 25th June. Voting closed at midday on Friday 20th July.

Any queries about the election of Trustees or eligibility to vote can be made to the Independent Returning  Officer, Warwick Lampp, on the election helpline 0800 666 029.

The timeline for the 2018 Trustee election is as follows:

Friday 3rd May                Nominations Open*
Tuesday 15th May Candidate Information Meeting, 7pm TECT Office (Ground Floor, The Hub, 525 Cameron Rd, Tauranga)
Friday 1st June Nominations Close at 12 noon
Monday 25th June Delivery of Voting Papers to TECT Consumers
Friday 20th July Voting Day.  Voting closes 12 noon.  Announcement of results at 4pm.
Tuesday 31st July TECT AGM


For more information please contact Wayne Werder, General Manager on 07 578 5094 or 027 290 0055


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