Auckland Council will conduct 2 by-elections after Cllr Denise Lee & local board member Simeon Brown were elected to Parliament last month. Both have now resigned from their council roles.
Ms Lee has resigned as Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward councillor to become MP for Maungakiekie.
Mr Brown has resigned from the Manurewa Local Board to become MP for Pakuranga.
Both represent National. Their resignations are effective from 12 October and the by-elections will be held in early 2018. Nominations will open on Friday 24 November and close at noon on Friday 22 December. Voting packs will be delivered from Friday 26 January and voting will close at noon on Saturday 17 February.
Attribution: Council release.