Napier's new mayor for the next three years will be Kirsten Wise and Sandra Hazlehurst has returned as Hastings mayor.
With 95 per cent of the vote counted, Wise has stormed home in the Napier city race with 12,757 votes, compared to former National MP Chris Tremain, who came in second, with 4689.
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Voting progress to date for the Hastings