Nelson has a new Mayor
Progress results put sitting
Councillor Rachel Reese taking the seat with 1429 votes
ahead of first term Mayor Aldo Miccio.
The Mayoral results
· Rachel Reese 7477 votes
Miccio (sitting) 6048 votes
· Brian McGurk 3018
· Richard Osmaston 308 votes
was not standing for Council at large.
results for the 12 Councillors will be released as soon as
candidates have been informed.
There has been a 48.74%
voter return in Nelson compared with 52.20% in
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Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country
The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads.
Winds have gusted up to 98kph on the Auckland Harbour Bridge, there are reports of surface flooding on some sections of the city’s motorway network, and there is debris on several rural roads in both regions.
“Our maintenance crews are keeping roads open, but people need to drive to the conditions – use their headlights, lower their speeds and increase their following distances – for safe travel,” says the Transport Agency’s National Journey Manager, Kathryn Musgrave. More>>