Auckland mayor Phil Goff secured the job for a second term on Saturday against the challenge of John Tamihere, 155,957 votes to 70,822.
Mr Tamihere’s nominee for deputy mayor, Cllr Christine Fletcher (C&R – Communities & Residents), topped the poll in the Albert-Eden-Puketapapa ward and Cllr Cathy Casey (City Vision) held second spot to be re-elected.
One councillor was ousted – finance committee chair Ross Clow in the Whau ward, beaten by one-term local board chair Tracy Mulholland, who switched from Mr Clow’s Labour colours to C&R and won the council governing body seat 5083 votes to 4905.
2 councillors were re-elected unopposed – deputy mayor Bill Cashmore (Franklin) & Greg Sayers (Rodney). And 2 Rodney local board members were elected unopposed – Louise Johnston (Dairy Flat) & Colin Smith (Wellsford).
In the Waitemata & Gulf ward, former local board chair Pippa Coom (City Vision) was elected to the governing body, defeating incumbent Mike Lee (independent), who’d decided to retire then changed his mind.
In the Albany ward, local board chair Julia Parfitt was well short in her challenge against incumbents Wayne Walker & John Watson for a governing body seat, but she retained her local board seat.
In Manurewa-Papakura, Daniel Newman was re-elected behind former local board chair Angela Dalton, who replaced the retiring Sir John Walker; both represented the Manurewa-Papakura Action Team.
In Waitakere, Linda Cooper (independent) was joined by Shane Henderson (Labour), who replaced the retiring deputy mayor of the first 2 terms of the super-city council, Penny Hulse.
The 2 big questions for Mr Goff are who will handle the finance role following Mr Clow’s defeat, and how will the mayor handle the division between his support crew & opposition from both left & right.
Other re-elected councillors:
Howick: Sharon Stewart & Paul Young
Manukau: Faanana Efeso Collins & Alf Filipaina
Maungakiekie-Tamaki: Josephine Bartley (Labour)
North Shore: Richard Hills (A Positive Voice for the Shore) & Chris Darby (Taking The Shore Forward), defeating More For The Shore’s Danielle Grant & Grant Gillon
Orakei: Desley Simpson.
Around the local boards:
Albert-Eden (Maungawhau): A C&R sweep – Ben Lee, Rachel Langton & Lee Corrick were re-elected and Kendyl Smith joined them; board chair Peter Hayes (City Vision) was defeated
Albert-Eden (Owairaka): Margi Watson (City Vision) re-elected, joined by Julia Maskill & Christina Robertson (City Vision) and Monique Poirier (C&R); Graeme Easte (City Vision) lost his seat while Glenda Fryer (City Vision) stood instead in Waitemata and lost there
Aotea/Great Barrier: Izzy Fordham (chair), Sue Daly & Luke Coles were re-elected, joined by Patrick O’Shea & Valmaine Toki (all independents)
Devonport-Takapuna: Aidan Bennett (A Fresh Approach, founder & managing director of Benefitz & Channel magazine) topped the poll ahead of re-elected members Jan O’Connor (Heart of the Shore), George Wood (his own team, who chaired the board) and new members Toni Van Tonder (A Fresh Approach), Ruth Jackson (Heart of the Shore) & Trish Deans (Heart of the Shore)
Franklin (Pukekohe): Alan Cole (re-elected), Andy Baker (previous chair, deputy chair in last term), and new members Amanda Kinzett & Logan Soole (all Team Franklin)
Franklin (Wairoa): Angela Fulljames (Team Franklin, chair last term), Malcolm Bell (re-elected) & Lance Gedge (independent)
Franklin (Waiuku): Sharlene Druyven (Team Franklin, re-elected) & Matthew Murphy (Waiuku First)
Henderson-Massey: Shane Henderson (Labour & former chair) topped the poll but was elected to the governing body; 5 re-elected – Brenda Brady (independent), Peter Chan (independent), Matt Grey (independent), Will Flavell (Labour) & Vanessa Neeson (independent); Chris Carter & Brooke Loader (both Labour) elected, to be joined by Ingrid Papau (independent, in Mr Henderson’s place)
Hibiscus & Bays (East Coast Bays): Julia Parfitt, Alexis Poppelbaum & Gary Holmes (Backing the Bays) & Victoria Short (independent)
Hibiscus & Bays (Hibiscus Coast): Janet Fitzgerald (Positively Penlink, re-elected), joined by Gary Brown, Andy Dunn & Leanne Willis (all Coast People & Penlink First)
Howick (Botany): Mike Turinsky (Practical Not Political) topped the poll ahead of Bob Wichman & Peter Young (both C&R) – all 3 re-elected
Howick (Howick): Cllr Sharon Stewart (independent) topped the poll but was re-elected to the governing body; John Spiller & Adele White (both We Know Howick) were re-elected and the next best candidate was Bo Burns (We Know Howick); Jim Donald (independent) was voted off
Howick (Pakuranga): Katrina Bungard & David Collings (both C&R; Mr Collings was chair) were re-elected, joined by Bruce Kendall; Garry Boles (C&R) was voted off
Kaipatiki: John Gillon (chair), his daughter Paula Gillon, deputy chair Danielle Grant, & Adrian Tyler (all Shore Action) were re-elected and joined by Melanie Kenrick (Shore Action), and Ann Hartley (Kaipatiki Voice) was joined by Cindy Schmidt & Andrew Shaw
Mangere-Otahuhu: In a Labour sweep, Lemauga Lydia Sosene (chair), Walter Togiamua (deputy chair), Tauanu’u Nanai Nick Bakulich, Christine O’Brien & Makalita Kolo were returned joined by Anae Neru Leavasa, Harry Fotu Toleafoa; Ihumatao campaigner Brendan Corbett missed out
Manurewa: Joseph Allan, Ken Penney, Rangi McLean & Dave Pizzini were re-elected, joined by Anne Candy, Glenn Murphy, Melissa Atama & Tabetha Gorrie, all representing the Manurewa Action Team
Maungakiekie-Tamaki (Maungakiekie): clean sweep for C&R – Don Allan, Debbie Burrows & Tony Woodcock elected
Maungakiekie-Tamaki (Tamaki): clean sweep for Labour – Maria Meredith, Nerissa Henry, Chris Makoare & Peter McGlashan
Orakei: clean sweep for C&R – Troy Churton, Scott Milne, David Wong, Sarah Powrie, Troy Elliott, Margaret Voyce & Colin Davis
Otara-Papatoetoe (Papatoetoe): clean sweep for Labour – Ross Robertson, Dawn Trenberth, Ofa Dewes & Ashraf Choudhary
Otara-Papatoetoe (Otara): clean sweep for Labour – Lotu Fuli, Swanie Nelson & Apulu Reece Autagavaia
Papakura: Former All Black hooker Keven Mealamu (Papakura First) topped the poll, joined by deputy chair Felicity Auva’a (Papakura First) in 6th place; between them, 4 board members from Papakura Action Team – chair Brent Catchpole & George Hawkins re-elected, new members Jan Robinson & Sue Smurthwaite
Puketapapa: Ella Kumar (C&R) was re-elected & topped the poll, joined by new member Fiona Lai; Roskill Community Voice’s Julie Fairey (deputy chair last time), Jon Turner, Bobby Shen & Harry Doig (chair last time) hold the majority
Rodney (Dairy Flat): Louise Johnston (unopposed)
Rodney (Kumeu): clean sweep for Rodney First – deputy chair Phelan Pirrie, Brent Bailey, new members Danielle Hancock & Vicki Kenny
Rodney (Warkworth): chair Beth Houlbrooke (Rodney First), new members Tim Holdgate (independent) & Steven Garner (Rodney Now)
Rodney (Wellsford): Colin Smith (unopposed)
Upper Harbour: chair Margaret Miles (independent), deputy Lisa Whyte, Uzra Casuri Balouch, Nick Mayne (Living Upper Harbour) & Brian Neeson re-elected, new member Anna Atkinson (Living Upper Harbour)
Waiheke: all independent- chair Cath Handley, Bob Upchurch & deputy chair Paul Walden re-elected, new members Robin Tucker & Norm Robins
Waitakere Ranges: chair Greg Presland, Sandra Coney, deputy chair Saffron Toms all re-elected, plus Mark Allen for Future West, Ken Turner re-elected (WestWards), Michelle Clayton (Westwards independent) a new member; last-term member Neil Henderson defeated
Waitemata: 2 members re-elected – Adriana Christie & Richard Northey; they & 4 of the new from City Vision – Alexandra Bonham, Kerrin Leoni, Julie Sandilands & Graeme Gunthorp; Sarah Trotman from C&R
Whau: Catherine Farmer, deputy chair Susan Zhu & Te’eva Matafai (all Labour) re-elected, Fasitua Amosa & Kay Thomas (both Labour), Warren Piper (independent) & Anne Riley (C&R) all new
Attribution: Election results.