Local Body Elections

Buck named deputy

Vicki Buck

Christchurch mayor-elect Lianne Dalziel has picked a former city mayor, Vicki Buck, to be her deputy.

E-voting may help lift responses

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Online voting could be a reality for the next local body elections.

Less marking time and more progress

Celia Wade-Brown

OPINION: Now the votes have been counted the winners need to get on with moving Wellington’s economy ahead, says Raewyn Bleakley.

Sensible but boring choices

Len Brown

OPINION: Re-elected Mayor Len Brown's call to introduce electronic voting, to increase the turnout at Auckland's next local body elections, must be considered nationwide.

Voter rejection won't sway her

Environmental campaigner Sarah Roberts says she will continue to wave the green flag.

Four new, two erased at STDC

South Taranaki District Council took on four new councillors, kept eight and discarded two.

All standing councillors re-elected

Everything is ticking along nicely in Stratford, Taranaki's smallest district.

Duynhoven blames errant councillors

Andrew Judd

Harry Duynhoven didn't see it coming and doesn't believe he deserved it.

Judd trounces Harry

Andrew Judd

New Plymouth voters have overwhelmingly thrown their weight behind a new mayor and a radically different council.

All as usual as Baxter takes charge

Otorohanga's new mayor is ruling out any "exorbitant changes" to the running of council.

Trewavas' easy win in Taupo

After a six-year absence, David Trewavas has returned to Taupo District Council, this time with the top job.

Fluoride back on menu

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Hamiltonians should expect to be drinking fluoridated water within weeks as 70 per cent of votes supported its return.

Candy tree days over - Leach

Glenn Leach is promising more financial prudence as he looks to three more years as Thames-Coromandel mayor.

New mayor's desire fulfilled

New Waipa District Mayor Jim Mylchreest's win on Saturday took him almost by surprise.

Sanson says win 'well deserved'

allan sanson

A bullish Allan Sanson wasn't surprised by the margin of his Waikato District mayoralty win.

Re-elected Mallett sure of direction

Garry Mallett

After 12 years away from council, newly re-elected Hamilton councillor Garry Mallett is confident he'll have influence.

Hardaker strolls back in

Julie hardaker

Julie Hardaker has become the first Hamilton mayor re-elected to office by voters in almost two decades, defeating hopeful Ewan Wilson.

Low vote 'due to lack of issues'

Wellington City Council electoral officer Charlie Inggs

Low local body elections turnout was likely the result of a lack of burning issues, pundits say.

Rowan loses post to Church

Ross Church

Classic car business owner Ross Church has won the Kapiti mayoralty with a new-look council.

Kedgley on board to push light rail

Sue Kedgley

New Greater Wellington regional councillor Sue Kedgley says the idea of a light rail network is no dead duck.

Leggett returns with huge win

Nick leggett

Re-elected Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett has had the biggest victory in the history of the council.

Leggett wins spot on CCDHB

Nick leggett

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett has been elected as one of three new faces for the CCDHB.

Familiar faces are here to stay

Ray Wallace

It's all about continuity in the Hutt Valley as the incumbent mayors look forward to another three years.

New mayors get to work

Lianne Dalziel hears that she has won the Christchurch mayoralty.

They haven't been sworn in yet, but the country's new mayors are already getting down to business.

It's time for action

Celia Wade-Brown

She has been given a second term and now Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says it is time for action.

Vote 'shows amalgamation opposition'

Napier mayor Bill Dalton

Napier's new mayor says Hawke's Bay results show there's widespread opposition to amalgamation.

One-term mayor Patterson's goal

Lyn Patterson

If Lyn Patterson has her way she will be a one-term mayor only.

Auckland 'our only world class city'

Len Brown

Auckland is the most important city in the country, or so says its freshly re-elected mayor.

Minority rules in low voter turnout

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Once again fewer than half of eligible New Zealanders bothered to vote in local elections, with turnout likely to match the lowest-ever effort.

Fluoride wins wide support


Anti-fluoride campaigners were dealt a triple blow at yesterday's local body elections, losing three referenda.

Parker out of office and into DIY

Bob Parker

Outgoing Christchurch  mayor Bob Parker is leaving office with a long list of jobs to do - around his house.

Mayors getting down to work

Christchurch local body elections

The mayors of NZ's major cities are ready to get down to work after re-elections and upsets.

Local election wins

Brown Dalziel

The majority of the results for the local elections are through, with mayors appointed in all the main centres.

It's Wade-Brown For Wellington

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Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has clinched a second term ahead of rival John Morrison.

South Canterbury has two new mayors

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South Canterbury has two new mayors alongside the only incumbent standing winning back her seat.

Andrew Judd elected NP mayor

Voters have overwhelmingly sided with two term councillor Andrew Judd

Andrew Judd

New Plymouth voters overwhelmingly side with two-term councillor Andrew Judd, electing him mayor by huge margin.

Tight race in Tasman

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Richard Kempthorne has been returned for a third term as Tasman mayor by a margin of just over 700 votes.

Reese wins mayoralty

Rachel Reese

Rachel Reese has made history by becoming Nelson's first woman mayor, beating her rival Aldo Miccio by almost 1500 votes.

Hardaker re-elected Hamilton mayor

Julie hardaker

LATEST: Julie Hardaker has won the Hamilton mayoralty by 3000 votes.

Lianne Dalziel is Christchurch's mayor

Lianne Dalziel

LATEST: Long-serving Labour MP Lianne Dalziel has a new job as mayor of Christchurch.

Frontrunners hope for clear-cut result

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The hoardings are coming down as nervous candidates await the outcome of today's local body election results.

Candidate in trouble over 'slurs'

James Parlane

A Waikato council candidate has found himself in hot water after allegedly making racial slurs.

City council candidate back in hospital

Leonie Gill

Wellington City Council candidate Leonie Gill is seeing out the end of her election campaign from hospital.

What's behind low voter turnout?

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OPINION: It's not how difficult it is to vote but the nature of local government politics that's behind low turnouts, argues Don Day.

Common themes in hopefuls' choices

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Find out what some of Wellington's mayoral hopefuls' favourites are with our interactive tool.

Candidates explain why they're best for the job

Wellington mayoral candidates

The Dominion Post

This week the spotlight is being turned on Wellington's mayoral candidates to find out their views on the big issues facing Wellington - and what they'll do to get the city moving.

Recognise these mayoral candidates?

Wellington mayoral candidates

How well did voters on the street do with naming the six Wellington mayoral candidates based on photos?

Voted yet? It's fun. No really!

voting papers

Regardless of whether you vote or not, you're still funding what happening in your town.

Little time left to post vote

Time is almost up if you want to have your say in the local body elections.

Wrangling online heats up election

This Hamilton election the political agitators work on social media has helped fire up the race.

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