Local body elections

Ella Lawton confirmed winner of Otago Regional Council byelection

Otago Regional councillor Ella Lawton.

Successful Dunstan constituency candidate to be sworn in by Otago Regional Council on June 28.

Franklin takes a seat

Pahiatua resident Alison Franklin, pictured with husband Graeme, took out the Tararua District Council by election, ...

Alison Franklin takes council seat in Tararua by-election

Green MP keeps fighting

Julie Anne Genter has been a list MP for the Green party since 2011 and is standing in the Mt Albert by-election against ...

As electioneering in the Mt Albert by-election draws to an end Green MP Julie Anne Genter campaigns hard on public transport.

Slow voting in by-election

Upgrading the Tawa Town Centre will be one item dealt with by the community board this term.

Voting for a community board election in Wellington has been slow, with less than 15 per cent of papers returned.

Dirty knickers and politicians

Mt Albert by-election candidate for the Opportunities Party Geoff Simmons said he doesn't want to become a career politician.

Geoff Simmons says every politician promises change, like a new pair of underwear. But the reality is just old knickers turned inside out.

NZ's cheapest mayoral campaign?

Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy has further cemented himself as someone economically prudent.

Upper Hutt mayor spends $750 on his campaign, while failed Wellington candidate received $125,000 in donations.

Election spending no guarantee of success

Brent Barrett, Green Party-endorsed Palmerston North city councillor.

Spending big on election campaigns helps. Profile and popularity count for more.

Ambition plans for Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult overlooking central Queenstown.

Queenstown's new mayor has wasted no time attacking "multiple issues on multiple fronts".

Politics always interested Gallagher

Politics features in some vivid boyhood memories for Hamilton Deputy Mayor Martin Gallagher.

Black-and-white televised debates in the 1960s inspired the man who's now Hamilton's deputy mayor.

By-election key to Little's future

Andrew Little, right, and Wellington central MP Grant Robertson.

Opinion: The fire's gone out of the belly of Labour under Andrew Little.

Court to rule on election bias claims

News: Rotorua mayoral candidates, Government Gardens, the Band Rotunda. ...

Rotorua Mayoral runner-up Reynold Macpherson has had his day in court over allegations of bias in the city's mayoral race.

By-election could cost $100k

A by-election is required in the Botany subdivision after the sudden resignation of Lucy Schwaner.

Local board member's shock resignation leads to $100,000 bill for ratepayers.

Three boards, one chair

Dr Lester Levy will oversee budgets totalling in the billions as chair of all three district health boards and Auckland ...

Dr Lester Levy will manage budgets totaling in the billions as he's named chairman of three district health boards.

Let's be receptive to change

Jaquie Brown: Our social media streams reflect only us. We're friends with and follow people who that are like us, have ...

OPINION: There is nothing like a shock election result to burst your bubble.

Sensible spending in Sayer's sights

Sayers says he is looking forward to using this previous experience for the benefit of Rodney ratepayers.

Fair expenditure of rates and wasted funds are in the sights of new Rodney councillor Greg Sayers.

Claims election was rigged

Mayoral runner-up Reynold Macpherson has taken legal action of last month's election results.

Rotorua's Reynold Macpherson launches legal action for a new mayoral election, claiming last month's was rigged.

Youngest councillor committed to youth voice

Newcomers Phil Goff and Richard Hills present their maiden speeches to Auckland.

"Young people are just people who happen to be younger than us" - Richard Hills, 30, gives maiden speech as councillor for Auckland's North Shore.

Majority voted Rodney First

Rodney Local Board's new Chairperson, Beth Houlbrooke

Rodney First secures five out of nine-member positions on the Rodney Local Board.

Rachel Brown remains at helm of Wanaka Community Board

Rachel Brown has been appointed to lead the Wanaka Community Board for a second term.

Quentin Smith appointed new deputy chairman.

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.

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