Mayor of Tauranga

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Greg Brownless, mayor since October 2016
Stuart Crosby, mayor from 2004 to 2016

The Mayor of Tauranga is the head of the municipal government of Tauranga, New Zealand, and presides over the Tauranga City Council. The Mayor is directly elected, using the First Past the Post system.[1] Since October 2016, the mayor has been Greg Brownless.[2]

History[edit]

George Vesey Stewart, first Mayor of Tauranga
Canon Charles Jordan, Vicar of Holy Trinity for 39 years and Mayor of Tauranga for 9 years over five separate periods

Tauranga was gazetted as a Borough in 1882, and achieved sufficient population to become a city in 1963. The 1989 Local Body reforms saw the city become part of the Tauranga District, before the City of Tauranga was reproclaimed in 2004.

Elections for mayor were held annually from 1882 up to 1915, when terms become two years. In 1935 terms were made three years, the current system. Canon Charles Jordan was Mayor for nine years in total over five separate periods. He is commemorated by Tauranga's only statue, unveiled in Tauranga Domain in 1916 some years after Jordan's death.[3]

Stuart Crosby is the immediate past mayor; he held the role from 2004 until his retirement at the October 2016 election.[4]

List of Mayors of Tauranga[edit]

# Name Term of Office Notes
Start End
1 George Vesey Stewart 17 March 1882 4 December 1882 [5]
2 Richard Coles Jordan 4 December 1882 16 April 1883
3 Thomas Wrigley 16 April 1883 16 December 1885 [6]
4 Rev. Charles Jordan 16 December 1885 15 December 1886 [7]
5 David Lundon 15 December 1886 28 November 1888 [7][8]
6 James Bodell 28 November 1888 8 December 1889 [9][10]
7 Robert Sharpe Galbraith 8 December 1889 21 February 1890 [11][12]
David Lundon, 2nd time 7 April 1890 5 January 1893 [13][14]
8 Richard John Gill 5 January 1893 20 December 1893 [15]
9 Charles Angus Clarke 20 December 1893 21 December 1898 [16][17][18][19]
10 Col. Gerard Arnold Ward 21 December 1898 20 December 1899 [20]
11 James Weir Gray 20 December 1899 28 October 1900 [21]
Rev. Charles Jordan, 2nd time 21 November 1900 10 May 1905 [22]
12 William McKenzie Commons 13 June 1906 1 May 1907 [23]
Rev. Charles Jordan, 3rd time 1 May 1907 6 May 1908 [24]
13 John Bull 6 May 1908 5 May 1909 [25][26]
Rev. Charles Jordan, 4th time 5 May 1909 4 May 1910 [26]
John Bull, 2nd time 4 May 1910 3 May 1911 [27]
Rev. Charles Jordan, 5th time 3 May 1911 6 May 1912
14 Benjamin Conrad "Cockie" Robbins 6 May 1912 5 May 1915 [28][29]
15 Charles MacMillan 5 May 1915 2 May 1917 [30]
16 John Cuthbert Adams 2 May 1917 12 May 1919 [31]
17 Bradshaw Dive 12 May 1919 9 May 1929 [32]
Benjamin Robbins, 2nd time 9 May 1929 11 May 1933 [29]
18 Alfred Francis Daly Tunks 11 May 1933 16 May 1935
19 Lionel Roberts Wilkinson 16 May 1935 22 November 1950
20 William Edward Barnard 22 November 1950 21 October 1952 [33]
Lionel Roberts Wilkinson, 2nd time 28 October 1952 28 November 1956
21 David Sceptre Mitchell 28 November 1956 29 October 1968
22 Sir Robert Arthur "Bob" Owens 29 October 1968 25 October 1977 [34]
23 Eric Lees Faulkner 25 October 1977 22 October 1980
24 Raymond Francis Dillon 22 October 1980 8 October 1983
25 Noel Frank Pope 8 October 1983 14 October 1989
26 Keith "Nobby" Clarke 14 October 1989 14 October 1995
Noel Frank Pope, 2nd time 14 October 1995 13 October 2001 [35]
27 Janette Frances "Jan" Beange 13 October 2001 9 October 2004 [35][36]
28 Stuart Crosby 9 October 2004 October 2016 [36]
29 Greg Brownless October 2016 present [2]

Election results[edit]

2007 election[edit]

2007 local body elections: Mayor of Tauranga
Candidate Votes %
Stuart Crosby Green tickY 15,089 44.63
Murray Guy 7,697 22.77
Bill Faulkner 5,596 16.55
Mike Baker 3,271 9.68
John Robson 625 1.85
Hori Tunnels 449 1.33
Jim Smylie 384 1.14
Informal votes 73 0.22
Blank ballots 624 1.85
Majority 7,392 21.86
Turnout 33,808 43.9
Stuart Crosby hold

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "ELECTION: New Tauranga mayor announced". Bay of Plenty Times. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tauranga Domain". Tauranga City Libraries. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Cousins, John (23 February 2016). "Crosby's absence in race stirs plenty of interest in top job". Bay of Plenty Times. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Rorke, Jinty (22 June 2007). "Stewart, George Vesey 1832? - 1920". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  6. ^ "MAYORAL ELECTIONS". Hawera & Normanby Star. 27 November 1884. pp. Volume V, Issue 964, Page 2. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  7. ^ a b "Borough Council Installation Of Mayor". Bay Of Plenty Times. 23 December 1887. pp. Volume XV, Issue 2225, Page 2. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  8. ^ "Page 3 Advertisements Column 2". Bay Of Plenty Times. 2 December 1887. pp. Volume XV, Issue 2219, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  9. ^ Sinclair, Keith (22 June 2007). "Bodell, James 1831? - 1892". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  10. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 21 November 1888. pp. Volume XV, Issue 2361, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  11. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 28 November 1889. pp. Volume XVI, Issue 2472, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  12. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 20 March 1890. pp. Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  13. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 17 November 1890. pp. Volume XVII, Issue 2583, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  14. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 16 November 1891. pp. Volume XX, Issue 2755, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  15. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 21 November 1892. pp. Volume XXI, Issue 2907, Page 5. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  16. ^ "Page 5 Advertisements Column 1". Bay Of Plenty Times. 20 November 1893. pp. Volume XXII, Issue 3050, Page 5. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  17. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 30 November 1894. pp. Volume XXII, Issue 3201, Page 5. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  18. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 18 November 1895. pp. Page 5. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  19. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 15 November 1897. pp. Volume XXIV, Issue 3624, Page 5. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  20. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Mayoral Election". Bay Of Plenty Times. 2 December 1898. pp. Volume XXIV, Issue 3782, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  21. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Election of Mayor". Bay Of Plenty Times. 1 December 1899. pp. Volume XXIV, Issue 3932, Page 2. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  22. ^ "Borough of Tauranga Election of Mayor". Bay Of Plenty Times. 29 April 1904. pp. Volume XXXI, Issue 4592, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  23. ^ "Page 3 Advertisements Column 2". Bay Of Plenty Times. 27 June 1906. pp. Volume XXXIV, Issue 4917, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  24. ^ "Page 3 Advertisements Column 2". Bay Of Plenty Times. 19 April 1907. pp. Volume XXXV, Issue 5041, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  25. ^ "The Palmerston North Contest". Wanganui Herald. 30 April 1908. pp. Volume XXXXII, Issue 12452, Page 5. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  26. ^ a b "BOROUGH COUNCIL". Bay Of Plenty Times,. 7 May 1909. pp. Volume XXXVII, Issue 5333, Page 2. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  27. ^ "Election of Mayor". Bay Of Plenty Times. 22 April 1910. pp. Volume XXXVIII, Issue 5499, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  28. ^ "RESULTS ELSEWHERE". Evening Post. pp. Volume LXXXVII, Issue 101, 30 April 1914, Page 3. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  29. ^ a b "Robbins Park". Tauranga City Council. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  30. ^ "Further Results In Other Places". lxxxix (100). The Evening Post. 29 April 1915. p. 8. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  31. ^ "The Tauranga Elections". Thames Star. LVIII (18325). 26 April 1917. p. 4. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  32. ^ "Forgotten area of Tauranga is remembered". Tourism Bay Of Plenty. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  33. ^ Atkinson, Neill (22 June 2007). "Barnard, William Edward 1886 - 1958". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  34. ^ "Sir Robert Owens". Owens Group. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  35. ^ a b Macbrayne, Rosaleen (14 October 2001). "Surprised BOP winner delighted". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  36. ^ a b "Winners and losers around the country". TVNZ. 9 October 2004. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 

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