Wahine toa.

Four out of five of the region's mayors are women, three of whom were re-elected.

With all due respect to the opponents of Tracey Collis (Tararua) and Alex Walker (Central Hawke's Bay), there were no challengers likely to unseat either of these mayors, and it was a question of how many votes they would win by.

Craig Little (Wairoa) also found himself in this position.


Hawke's Bay election results: The winners and losers
Local Body elections: The new mayor and councillors by town
Alex Walker re-elected Mayor of Central Hawke's Bay
Kirsten Wise