Kawerau mayor Malcolm Campbell has been re-elected, winning by a large margin.

Progress results released this afternoon show Mr Campbell had 1422 votes, with Robert Hay in second with 131 and Sarah Penlington third with 122.

It's a close race for the eight spots on council, with the final count still to be confirmed.

Progress results for Kawerau District Council:

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JULIAN, Berice 208 1087
ION, Carolyn 207 1038
MARJORIBANKS, Chris 210 957
TUNUI, Faylene 216 951
GODFERY, Warwick 205 922
SAVAGE, Rex Gerard Kevin 213 902
SPARKS, David 214 831
KINGI, Sela 209 824

TUHORO, Stephen Pope 215 806
REYNOLDS, Jenny 212 567
ANDERSON-BANKS, Kay Mereana 201 503
BROWN, Lisa Maria 202 503
DENT, Brian 204 415
PENLINGTON, Sarah 211 405
CAMPBELL, Ron 203 403
HAY, Robert 206 338
INFORMAL 217 10
BLANK 218 10