New blood and part of the old guard will now represent the Tauranga City Council's Te Papa and Welcome Bay ward following a tense wait for final votes in this year's local body elections. Business owner Tina Salisbury has become an elected member for the first time while seasoned councillor Bill Grainger enters his fifth term. The two successful candidates talk to Kiri Gillespie about what they hope to bring, overcoming past hurdles and just how close those final votes were.

Tina Salisbury had been enjoying a quiet glass of bubbles when she learned she had won a seat as

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Tauranga City Council final results