After a three year hiatus, Tania Wright is back at the council table and ready to finish the work she started.

"I am delighted and extremely privileged to have been given another opportunity."

"I want to finish the work that I started and ensure that Napier is the best place to work and live," Ms Wright said.

She believed that the result could have gone either way.

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"Democracy is always surprising. I do feel for some candidates who have not been so fortunate."

All though she would be celebrating at home with a couple of friends this evening, she understood the enormity of the task at hand.

"While it is exciting, I know what is involved and it is a huge responsibility. It is a bit daunting."