New Zealand local elections, 2007

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Triennial elections for all 73 cities and 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.

North Island[edit]

Northland Region
district councillors community
boards
regional
councillors
Mayor link
Far North District 9 3 3 Green tickY Wayne Brown, (new) [1]
Whangarei District 13 - 4 Stan Semenoff (new) [2]
Kaipara District 10 - 1 Peter King, re-elected [3]
Auckland Region
district councillors community
boards
regional
councillors
Mayor link
Rodney District 12 - 1 Green tickY Penny Webster, re-elected [4]
North Shore City 15 66 2 Green tickY George Wood, re-elected [5]
Waitakere City 14 4 2 Green tickY Bob Harvey, re-elected [6]
Auckland City 19 9 4 Red XN Dick Hubbard,
defeated by John Banks
[7]
Manukau City 17 8 3 Red XN Sir Barry Curtis, did not run.
Len Brown won
[8]
Papakura District 8 - 1 1 John Robertson [9]
Franklin District 12 2 1 1, 2 Mark Ball [10]
1 Franklin and Papakura districts jointly elected one regional councillor. 2 The south part of Franklin District is in the Waikato Region.
Waikato Region
district councillors community
boards
regional
councillors
Mayor link
Waikato District 13 4 23 Peter Harris [11]
Hamilton City 13 - 4 Bob Simcock, new [12]
Waipa District 13 2 1 Alan Livingston [13]
Matamata-Piako District 11 3 1 Hugh Vercoe [14]
Otorohanga District 7 2 1 4 Dale Williams [15]
Waitomo District 6 - 1 4 Mark Ammon [16]
South Waikato District 10 - 1 Neil Sinclair [17]
Taupo District 12 - 2 5, 6 Clayton Stent [18]
Hauraki District 13 - 1 John Tregidga [19]
Thames-Coromandel District 8 5 1 Philippa Barriball [20]
3 Waikato jointly elects one regional councillor with Franklin District and elects another in its own right. 4 Otorohanga and Waitomo districts jointly elect one regional councillor. 5 Parts of Taupo District are in the Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Wanganui and Hawke's Bay regions. 6 Elects two councillors jointly with Rotorua District.
Bay of Plenty Region7
district councillors community
boards
regional
councillors
Mayor link
Western Bay of Plenty District 12 5 2 Graeme Weld [21]
Tauranga District 10 - 4 Stuart Crosby [22]
Rotorua District 12 - 38 Kevin Winters [23]
Whakatane District 12 2 29 Colin Holmes [24]
Kawerau District 8 - 29 Malcolm Campbell (unopposed) [25]
Opotiki District 11 1 29 John Forbes [26]
7 Three regional councillors are elected in three separate Māori wards. 8 in conjunction with part of Taupo District. 9 Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki districts jointly elect two regional councillors.

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. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 
  5. ^ "Changes in Far North, Whangarei, Taupo, Stratford and South Taranaki mayors". Radio New Zealand. 13 October 2007. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 
  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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