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Efu Koka Manukau’s newest councillor


Media Release

30 July 2008

 

Efu Koka Manukau’s newest councillor

Efu Koka has been elected as the new Otara ward councillor with a total of 1542 votes.

The position of Otara ward councillor was made vacant by Su’a William Sio who resigned after becoming a member of Parliament.

Mr Koka is currently a member of the Otara Community Board and his position on the board has now become vacant.

Manukau City Council’s Electoral Officer John Skelton says that voter turn-out was 24 per cent.  This compares with 32.5 per cent voter turn-out for Otara in the 2007 triennial elections and 22 per cent for the 2003 Otara Community Board by-election.

CANDIDATE

VOTES RECEIVED

1

KOKA Efu (Labour Party)

1542

2

VA’A Malagaoma Allan (Community First)

761

3

PADFIELD Mike (The Voice of our Community)

446

4

GREENING Toa (Peoples Choice)

426

5

BAKER Josephine (Independent)

352

6

TOFILAU ETI ALESANA-VAOFANUA Lupe (Independent)

339

7

NGATAI George (The Family Party)

331

8

SINCLAIR Jim (Independent)

308

9

PAKI Mary (Independent)

236

10

PEACE Willy Bill (Independent)

150

11

MANUO-RAMSAY Samalaulu Joy

109

ENDS


 

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