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A THIRD nomination has now been received by the Manawatu District Council as it seeks to fill the vacancy on its Feilding Ward following the election of Councillor Margaret Kouvelis as the new District Mayor.
Feilding resident Shane Casey presented his papers earlier this week, and joins other town-based candidates, Kim Fenn and Grant Hadfield, who were the first to respond after the nomination period opened on March 20.
None of the candidates stood for council at the 2010 Local Body Elections.
Nominations close at noon on Tuesday, April 17.
Deputy Electoral Officer Janine Hawthorn said a by-election was now impending as a result of the nominations.
Twelve candidates vied for the five Feilding ward seats in 2010, with Mrs Kouvelis, Matt Bell, Tony Jensen, Barbara Cameron and Steve Gibson elected to council.