Local body elections

King wins mayoralty

Andrew King's mayoral win has been confirmed after a judicial recount.

Andrew King​ has been confirmed as Hamilton's new mayor.

Former rival to be Smith's deputy

Tangi Utikere has been appointed deputy mayor by Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith.

Palmerston North's new deputy mayor is 36 and half Cook Islander.

New deputy mayor for Kapiti

Kapiti Coast Mayor K Gurunathan with his newly appointed deputy, Janet Holborow.

Janet Holborow looks forward to "huge" job in her new role.

Gash announced as deputy mayor

Jeff Gash is the new deputy mayor of the South Waikato.

New South Waikato mayor appoints her deputy with full backing of the council.

Mayor Boult says council will be "can do"

The news Queenstown Lakes District Council was sworn in at Lake Hayes today: (at rear, from left) Craig (Ferg) Ferguson, ...

"A council that...looks for ways to achieve the outcomes our residents want." Mayor Jim Boult

Hamilton: Was vote count wrong?

A recount of votes cast in Hamilton's mayoral contest will be done before the end of November.

Recount of votes cast in Hamilton's cliffhanger mayoral race will take place in Auckland.

Woolf in ambassador's clothing

City councilor Simon Woolf, with former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown, will take on a new role as ambassador for ...

Wellington now has a 'city ambassador' and a 'city scientist' after mayor Justin Lester dished out new portfolios.

Mayoral recount goes ahead

Mayoral-elect Andrew King won the election by nine votes.

Nine votes separate mayor-elect Andrew King and Paula Southgate.

Livingston to chair regional council

New Waikato Regional Council chairman Alan Livingston.

Tipa Mahuta re-elected to deputy chair role.

Council staff moved 30km further away from CBD gallery

1 The Strand in Takapuna is leased by Auckland Council and set to lose two floors of staff, relocated to Orewa offices.

Auckland Council staff set to move 30km further away from the CBD in cost-cutting measures.

ECan councillors must work together

Environment Minister Nick Smith announces the new Government-appointed Environment Canterbury commissioners with Local ...

The 13 people charged with overseeing Canterbury's environment have been told they must work together in the interests of the region.

Mayoral candidate's day in court

Adam Holland is the founder of Auckland Legalise Cannabis and ran for mayor in an attempt to "make Auckland great again".

Drink-driving conviction for controversial Auckland mayoral candidate after crash, who says "system is rigged".

Board member brings Moera diversity

Karen Yung has been elected to the Petone Community Board at the 2016 local body elections.

Karen Yung hates the thought of being a politician.

Michael Laws takes seat by 5 votes

Michael Laws has won a seat on the Otago Regional Council after special votes were counted.

After conceding defeat, Whanganui's ex-mayor has won a seat on the Otago Regional Council with the narrowest of margins.

Final election results released

Election night results have confirmed Palmerston North City council victories for returning councillors Jim Jefferies ...

Final results for the local body elections have begun to trickle out.

Community cop to community board

Former community cop Corey Rees is looking forward to pushes some changes into the community.

Corey Rees made a bold move by leaving behind the police force but its paid off.

Down but not out - Roger will return

Filmmaker Roger Tompkins missed out on Queenstown Lakes District mayoralty but says he will give it another crack in 2019.

"I will be watching closely what happens and I'll be running again in the 2019 local body elections."

Fulton makes council cut

Kate Fulton.

Kate Fulton has claimed the last seat at the Nelson City Council table beating Trudie Brand by 61 votes.

Young politician to 'talk to the people'

Carterton District Council's newly elected councillor, Rebecca Vergunst, at 22,  is one of the youngest councillors, if ...

A 22-year-old Carterton mother used a combination of social media savvy and experience in youth work to successfully run for council.

Feyen confirmed as new mayor

The final election results have confirmed Michael Feyen as the new mayor for Horowhenua District Council.

Final results for Horowhenua confirm Brendan Duffy has lost to Michael Feyen.

Capital voter turnout soars

Newly elected Wellington mayor Justin Lester with wife Liz at their function celebrating his win.

The final election count is in - and Wellington ended up with its highest voter turnout in 15 years.

Subsidise me, or I'll take baby video

Newly elected Hurunui District councilor Julia McLean is calling for child care costs to be reimbursed through the ...

New councillor wants "modern" subsidies that cover childcare during meetings, or she'll have to take bub along.

King's reign begins video

Paula Southgate said her narrow loss to Andrew King was crushing and her supporters have insisted she request a judicial ...

Andrew King has been confirmed as Hamilton's mayor, but it's prompted a call for a recount.

Paul Eagle to be deputy mayor

Paul Eagle

Wellington will have its first-ever Maori deputy mayor when Paul Eagle is formally sworn into office.

Barratt edges out Styles

Glenda Barratt has edged out felliow former councillor Roger Styles to get back on Hutt City Council by just six votes.

Glenda Barratt has edged out Roger Styles to win her old seat back on Hutt City Council.

Ousted mayor speaks out

Margaret Kouvelis with her husband Brian.

Kouvelis says most of the work she did went unnoticed.

Top 5 candidates for deputy mayor

Calum MacLeod.

Who's got a good chance and who's got no chance?

Delight despite failed campaign

Simon Stamers-Smith.

"Frankly we couldn't have asked for a better council though I could've added some common sense." Simon Stamers-Smith

Mayoral tie breaker alternatives

If there's a tie, Hamilton's mayor could be decided by a coin toss. But wouldn't a drag race be for fun?

A recount to decide who becomes mayor? Nah, what about jelly wrestling.

Dissecting an election

There are several factors that influence the result of an election.

What were the key factors that influenced the outcome of the Nelson election?

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