Waikato district preliminary election results
Preliminary election results this evening indicate that
Allan Sanson has been re-elected for a fourth term as
Waikato District Council mayor, beating Korikori Hawkins and
A full list of those provisionally elected
as Councillors and to the five Community Boards can be found
here or on our Vote Waikato page here. Final results are
expected by Thursday, 17 October.
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Gordon Campbell: On Compensating Afghan Civilian Casualties
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