Local Body Elections
Christchurch mayor-elect Lianne Dalziel has picked a former city mayor, Vicki Buck, to be her deputy.
Online voting could be a reality for the next local body elections.
OPINION: Now the votes have been counted the winners need to get on with moving Wellington’s economy ahead, says Raewyn Bleakley.
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.
Environmental campaigner Sarah Roberts says she will continue to wave the green flag.
South Taranaki District Council took on four new councillors, kept eight and discarded two.
Everything is ticking along nicely in Stratford, Taranaki's smallest district.
Harry Duynhoven didn't see it coming and doesn't believe he deserved it.
New Plymouth voters have overwhelmingly thrown their weight behind a new mayor and a radically different council.
Otorohanga's new mayor is ruling out any "exorbitant changes" to the running of council.
After a six-year absence, David Trewavas has returned to Taupo District Council, this time with the top job.
Hamiltonians should expect to be drinking fluoridated water within weeks as 70 per cent of votes supported its return.
Glenn Leach is promising more financial prudence as he looks to three more years as Thames-Coromandel mayor.
New Waipa District Mayor Jim Mylchreest's win on Saturday took him almost by surprise.
A bullish Allan Sanson wasn't surprised by the margin of his Waikato District mayoralty win.
After 12 years away from council, newly re-elected Hamilton councillor Garry Mallett is confident he'll have influence.
Julie Hardaker has become the first Hamilton mayor re-elected to office by voters in almost two decades, defeating hopeful Ewan Wilson.
Low local body elections turnout was likely the result of a lack of burning issues, pundits say.
Classic car business owner Ross Church has won the Kapiti mayoralty with a new-look council.
New Greater Wellington regional councillor Sue Kedgley says the idea of a light rail network is no dead duck.
Re-elected Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett has had the biggest victory in the history of the council.
Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett has been elected as one of three new faces for the CCDHB.
It's all about continuity in the Hutt Valley as the incumbent mayors look forward to another three years.
They haven't been sworn in yet, but the country's new mayors are already getting down to business.
She has been given a second term and now Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says it is time for action.
Napier's new mayor says Hawke's Bay results show there's widespread opposition to amalgamation.
If Lyn Patterson has her way she will be a one-term mayor only.
Auckland is the most important city in the country, or so says its freshly re-elected mayor.
Once again fewer than half of eligible New Zealanders bothered to vote in local elections, with turnout likely to match the lowest-ever effort.
Anti-fluoride campaigners were dealt a triple blow at yesterday's local body elections, losing three referenda.
Outgoing Christchurch mayor Bob Parker is leaving office with a long list of jobs to do - around his house.
The mayors of NZ's major cities are ready to get down to work after re-elections and upsets.
The majority of the results for the local elections are through, with mayors appointed in all the main centres.
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has clinched a second term ahead of rival John Morrison.
South Canterbury has two new mayors alongside the only incumbent standing winning back her seat.
Voters have overwhelmingly sided with two term councillor Andrew Judd
New Plymouth voters overwhelmingly side with two-term councillor Andrew Judd, electing him mayor by huge margin.
Richard Kempthorne has been returned for a third term as Tasman mayor by a margin of just over 700 votes.
Rachel Reese has made history by becoming Nelson's first woman mayor, beating her rival Aldo Miccio by almost 1500 votes.
LATEST: Julie Hardaker has won the Hamilton mayoralty by 3000 votes.
LATEST: Long-serving Labour MP Lianne Dalziel has a new job as mayor of Christchurch.
The hoardings are coming down as nervous candidates await the outcome of today's local body election results.
A Waikato council candidate has found himself in hot water after allegedly making racial slurs.
Wellington City Council candidate Leonie Gill is seeing out the end of her election campaign from hospital.
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.
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