Craig Little is new Mayor of Wairoa

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Craig Little is the new Mayor of Wairoa.
Craig Little is the new Mayor of Wairoa.

Updated: Craig Little has been elected Mayor of Wairoa.
Mr Little, a farmer, won a 4-man race, including runner-up and former Mayor Derek Fox and incumbent Les Probert.
On preliminary votes, Mr Little's 1632 in the smallest Hawke's Bay constituency gave him an election-day majority of 743 over Mr Fox's 889.
Mr Probert, awho at the age of 79 made a late-decision to seek anoither term, polled 328 votes.
Newly-elected Napier Mayor Bill Dalton said that with Central Hawke's Bay having returned Mayor Peter Butler with an increased majority, 3 of the 4 Mayors in Hawke's Bay oppose local Government amalgamation.
Wairoa's district-wide Council of 6 includes 3 new members in Chris Joblin, Mike Bird and Hine Flood, with incumbents Denys Caves and Dave Evans both defeated, a result unlikely to change in the counting of sopecial votes.
Wairoa District Council

Mayoralty (1 vacancy)

LITTLE, Craig 1632

FOX, Derek Tinia 889

PROBERT, Les 328

WHATI, Te Hira
(Wairoa People) 157

INFORMAL 5

BLANK 39


Wairoa District
Council - ELECTING 6
COUNCILLORS

LITTLE, Craig 1857

JOBLIN, Chris 1768

BIRD, Mike Team
Wairoa 1733

EAGLESOME-
KAREKARE, Denise 1720

JOHANSEN, Min 1455

CAIRNS, Benita Team
Wairoa 1313

FLOOD, Hine Beth
Team Wairoa 1143

CAVES, Denys
Independent 983

EVANS, Dave 865

HERON, Jim 837

WHAANGA, Dean
Tamaku Independent 794

KAIMOANA,
Margaret 644

MCINTYRE, Gordon
469

THURSTON, Kelly
Independent 158

INFORMAL 215

BLANK 216

- HAWKES BAY TODAY

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