Eight men and three women. One person under 30. No people of colour.

Local councils around New Zealand experienced an explosion in diversity in this weekend's election, but not much changed at Tauranga City Council.

That was despite a more diverse field of candidates - including several Māori - than in previous elections and a new proportional voting system said to make it easier for minorities to get elected.

The gender balance is the same as after the 2016 election, though it became more imbalanced during the term when Gail McIntosh died and John Robson was elected.


The balance would