Final results in for Tauranga City Council

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Tauranga Mayor, Greg Brownless
Tauranga Mayor, Greg Brownless

The final results are in for Tauranga City Council - with no changes to the elected mayor and councillors.

All special votes have been counted up, resulting in the same mayor and councillors as were winners last Saturday.

In a closely contested race for the Otumoetai-Pyes Pa ward seat Catherine Stewart has claimed victory over Bev Edlin. Only 62 votes separated the two on election night, but that margin increased to 93 in the final results.

The margin between Rick Curach, the lowest polling At Large winner, and Tony Christians en was 86 votes despite 159 votes separating the candidates on election night.

The next few weeks would be dedicated to inducting all elected members, before they were officially sworn in during an inaugural council meeting on October 31.

The first meeting of the new council would be on November 22, where elected members would adopt their code of conduct, standing orders and the governance structure.

The first normal business council meeting would be on December 6.


The final result for the Tauranga City Council elections held on Saturday 8th October

Mayor Votes Received
BROWNLESS, Greg Independent 9,110
CLOUT, Kelvin Energy and Experience 7,128
MASON, Max Experienced Positive Leadership 4,040
OWENS, Doug Effectiveness, Efficiency, Growth 3,991
MORRIS, Steve Together we can build a better city 3,019
GUY, Murray Community Focused Leadership 1,764
BALDOCK, Larry More Democracy Less Bureaucracy 1,654
ROBSON, John Real Change in TCC - Guaranteed 1,478
PURCHES, Graeme Independent 995
PETERSON, Noel James Independent 452
LEAMING, Hori BOP 406
INFORMAL 145
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 552
Greg Brownless is declared elected.

Mount Maunganui-Papamoa Ward (2 vacancies) Votes Received
MORRIS, Steve Delivering for the Mount and Papamoa 7,359
BROWN, Leanne Looking After Locals 7,150
HARNOR, Bob Independent 3,573
STANLEY, Peter 2,014
INFORMAL 14
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 536
Leanne Brown and Steve Morris are declared elected.

Otumoetai-Pyes Pa Ward (2 vacancies) Votes Received
BALDOCK, Larry More Democracy Less Bureaucracy 4,592
STEWART, Catherine The Voice of Common Sense 4,408
EDLIN, Bev Re-elect for Effective Governance 4,315
WEST, Jo A New Perspective 4,073
NESDALE, Sheldon I Am Listening 3,713
MOORE, Graeme For progress - with prudent financial management 1,787
INFORMAL 38
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 841
Larry Baldock and Catherine Stewart are declared elected.

Te Papa-Welcome Bay Ward (2 vacancies) Votes Received
GRAINGER, Bill Have your say, For your City 4,349
MOLLOY, Terry The people The place The future 3,280
GUY, Murray Community Focused Leadership 2,880
MISA, Jesse 1,997
BAILEY, Sam Independent 1,639
OXLEY, Brian 1,303
LEAMING, Hori BOP 1,024
INFORMAL 18
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 650
Bill Grainger and Terry Molloy are declared elected.

Council - At Large (4 vacancies) Votes Received
CLOUT, Kelvin Energy and Experience 17,364
MCINTOSH, Gail Re-elect For Sound Financial Management 14,056
MASON, Max Experienced Positive Leadership 13,575
CURACH, Rick PICK RICK - Let's Get Real 11,484
CHRISTIANS EN, Tony Committed to Tauranga 11,398
WASSUNG, Mark 9,327
COWLEY, Matt Smart Thinking Beyond Elections 8,344
ROBSON, John Real Change in TCC - It starts here 7,355
COFFIN, Antoine Independent - Keeping it real 7,192
BROWN, Geoffrey Independent 3,137
ROBB, Hugh E 3,103
OTTAWAY, Grayson 2,504
PETERSON, Noel James Independent 2,408
DAVIDSON, Alan Independent 2,321
MILLIN, Kevin Independent 2,319
INFORMAL 158
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 1,152
Kelvin Clout, Rick Curach, Max Mason and Gail Mcintosh are declared elected.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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