Mayor of Papakura

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The Mayor of Papakura was the head of the municipal government of Papakura, New Zealand, and presided first over the Papakura City (1975–1989) and then Papakura District (1989–2010). The mayor was directly elected using a First Past the Post electoral system.


Papakura City was constituted as a city on 1 January 1975. It existed until the 1989 local government reforms, when "Papakura City" was subsumed by "Papakura District".[1] Papakura District was abolished on 31 October 2010, when the area became part of the Auckland Region, governed by the Auckland Council.

The 2007 mayoralty (and the last one before the advent of the Super City) was contested by Calum Penrose, the incumbent John Robertson, and Brent Catchpole. They received 5386, 3985 and 757 votes, respectively. Penrose was thus elected.[2]

List of Mayors of Papakura[edit]

Papakura had the following mayors:


  1. ^ a b Bruce Ringer. "A brief history of local government in Papakura". Auckland Libraries. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Your Vote 07 - The results". New Zealand Herald. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Papakura City Council". Auckland Council Archives. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Look Who's Talking: David Buist". Papakura Courier. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Former mayor relishes role". Papakura Courier. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Calum Penrose". Papakura First. Retrieved 21 October 2010.