New Zealand local elections, 2007

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Triennial elections for all 73 cities, districts, twelve regional councils and all district health boards in New Zealand were held on 13 October 2007. Most councils were elected using the first-past-the-post voting method, but eight (of which Wellington City is the largest) were elected using single transferable vote.

Results[edit]

Candidates' advertising in Wellington

New Mayors were elected in Auckland City,[1] North Shore City, Manukau City, Christchurch,[2] Rodney District, Whangarei, Far North District,[3] Nelson,[4] Taupo, Stratford, South Taranaki District and Buller District.[5]

Voter turnouts were generally lower than normal for local body elections in New Zealand.[6][7]

Peter Chin was re-elected in the Dunedin mayoral election.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernard Orsman (13 October 2007). "Banks ousts Hubbard". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 
  2. ^ Edward Gay (13 October 2007). "New faces aplenty in local government shake-ups". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "Banks climbs back, Wood chopped down". Television New Zealand. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "Main Local Body election results". Newstalk ZB. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2007. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Changes in Far North, Whangarei, Taupo, Stratford and South Taranaki mayors". Radio New Zealand. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2007. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Majority of NZers didn't vote". Newstalk ZB. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ Lauren Owens (11 October 2007). "Laziness, apathy leads to dismal voter turnout". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 

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