Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

New faces at Auckland Council

New faces at Auckland Council

While Phil Goff is mayor elect with 47.6 per cent of the vote, two incumbents were unseated in Rodney and Manurewa-Papakura and the North Shore ward is too close to call.

Progress results also show sitting councillors who lost their seats include Calum Penrose who was beaten by Daniel Newman in the Manurewa-Papakura ward and Penny Webster who lost to Greg Sayers in the Rodney ward.

In Manukau, Fa’anana Efeso Collins is the new ward councillor replacing retiring local politician Arthur Anae. He joins Alf Filipaina. Desley Simpson replaces retiring councillor Cameron Brewer in the Ōrākei ward.

In the North Shore ward, Chris Darby has been returned, however the result for the second ward seat is too close to call with Richard Hills 71 votes ahead of Grant Gillon.

There are close contests for local board representation in Upper Harbour, Kaipātiki, Devonport-Takapuna, Henderson-Massey, Great Barrier, Waiheke and Albert-Eden.

In Puketāpapa there are three candidates within 3 per cent of each other for the sixth and final seat while in Waitematā four people are within 4.3 per cent of each other for the final of the seven seats.

Three local board members in the Wairoa subdivision of the Franklin Local Board have been elected unopposed.

Over 376,000 votes have been counted at this progress result stage which represents 36.5 per cent of registered voters.

See the progress results on the Auckland Council website.

A preliminary election result, including district health board results, will be published onSunday 9 October. The official result, which will confirm the special vote tally, will be released late on Thursday afternoon 13 October.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Coronavirus: On The Addiction To Chinese Student Fees, And A Possible Future For RNZ Concert

Last week, Australian PM Scott Morrison extended its ban on foreign visitors from or passing through from mainland China – including Chinese students - for a third week. New Zealand has dutifully followed suit, with our travel ban extending until next Monday at least, presumably dependent to some extent on what Morrison decides to do later this week.
Our universities are now asking for an exemption to the travel ban for their Chinese students, who would still, the universities assure us, be subjected to strict quarantine procedures upon arrival. Given how the inability of the university system to care for its own students on campus made world news last year, that promise may not do much to reduce the coronavirus fears among the wider New Zealand public. More>>


 

Water Woes: Wellington Reflects National Problem

Water utilities right across the country face major challenges to upgrade and maintain their underground three waters network. Water New Zealand’s Technical Manager, Noel Roberts says Wellington’s waste water woes are not unique to the capital city. ... More>>

ALSO:

2020 And Beyond: National’s Economic Plan

National Leader Simon Bridges has today outlined National’s economic plan heading into election 2020. “National understands the economy and how it impacts on New Zealanders day to day lives... More>>

ALSO:

Abortion Legislation Committee: Abortion Bill Report Presented To The House

The Abortion Legislation Committee has presented its report on the Abortion Legislation Bill to the House. A copy of the report is available here. The bill seeks to have abortion services provided like other health services... More>>

ALSO:


Local Government NZ: New Report A Pathfinder For Affordable Housing

A report released today by LGNZ provides a roadmap for councils finding their way through the complex policy, regulatory and market tools available to help enable more affordable housing developments for New Zealanders. With demand soaring, rents ... More>>

ALSO:

“Can Do Better”: Sallies Election Year Report Card

This year’s State of the Nation report by The Salvation Army offers a mixed bag of outcomes, with some significant headline progress - but also an ambitious list of “can do better”. Government action is delivering limited improvements... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels