EDITORIAL:

The local body election results throughout the country certainly reflect an interesting mix of the tried and trusted, and a mood for change.

There have been some shock upsets (Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless was convincingly ousted by Tenby Powell, and Wellington Mayor Justin Lester by Andy Foster by a relatively slim margin) and some largely predictable placings (the country's longest-serving mayor, Tim Shadbolt, back for his ninth term at the top in Invercargill, for example).

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