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Declaration of Election Results

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association Inc. Te Rōpū Tauira o te Kura Wānanga o te Upoko ō te Ika a Māui


I, Timothy Kendrew, Returning Officer, declare that I have complied with all the provisions of the constitution and its schedules regarding elections and declare that the following number of votes was cast:

President: Bethany Paterson 1095 Tamatha Paul 1701 No confidence 155 Total votes cast 2951

Welfare Vice-President: Rhianna Morar 2134 Antony Wilson 527 No confidence 267 Total votes cast 2928

Academic Vice-President: Dharma Bratley 911 Geo Robrigado 1393 Hassan Tariq 357 No confidence 266 Total votes cast 2927

Engagement Vice-President: Josephine Dawson 2624 No confidence 295 Total votes cast 2919

Treasurer-Secretary: Delia Fu 2704 No confidence 230 Total votes cast 2934

Campaigns Officer: Finn Carroll 2528 No confidence 359 Total votes cast 2887

Clubs & Activities Officer: Millie Osborne 1608 Michael Turnbull 1034 No confidence 267 Total votes cast 2909

Education Officer: Abigail Hussey 238 Katie Ollerenshaw 596 Rinaldo Strydom 1475 No confidence 238 Total votes cast 2902

Equity Officer: G Hanley-Steemers 244 Tahua Pihema 1071 Komal Singh 1399 No confidence 213 Total votes cast 2927

Wellbeing & Sustainability Officer: Kellee Candy 876 Kimberley McIntyre 578 Samantha Mythen 1150 No confidence 314 Total votes cast 2918

Accordingly, I hereby declare the following elected:

President: Tamantha Paul

Academic Vice-President: Geo Robrigado

Welfare Vice-President: Rhianna Morar

Engagement Vice-President: Josephine Dawson

Treasurer-Secretary: Delia Fu

Campaigns Officer: Finn Carroll 

Clubs & Activities Officer: Millie Osborne 

Education Officer: Rinaldo Strydom

Equity Officer: Komal Singh

Wellbeing & Sustainability Officer: Samantha Mythen

Timothy Kendrew | Returning Officer Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association Te Rōpū Tauira o te Kura Wānanga o te Upoko ō te Ika a Māui

4:08pm 24 September 2018 Kelburn, Wellington




Another year, another election. Predictably enough, Tam took away the presidency. We at the office were surprised that Sam Mythen got Wellbeing and Sustainability, after her dramatic rendition of “I have a dream” (isn’t that copyrighted btw?). But we look forward to some lively exec meetings.

This year’s voter turnout, 3247, is around 15% higher than last year. It’s about 15% of the student population.

We’d also like to point out that this year’s exec is 70% female, 70% POC, and 30% Māori.


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