For the first time in a long while three newcomers topped the poll in the Whanganui District Council election.

They are among the seven newcomers to the council.

With new Mayor Hamish McDouall at the helm, this is the line-up of the council from the highest polling candidate. An asterisk (*) indicates a new councillor:

Hadleigh Reid *

Murray Cleveland
Murray Cleveland

Murray Cleveland *

David Bennett
David Bennett

David Bennett *

Charlie Anderson

Helen Craig

Kate Joblin *

Rob Vinsen

Alan Taylor *

Josh Chandulal-Mackay *

Jenny Duncan

Philippa Baker-Hogan

Graeme Young *