Editorial

This was nothing other than a status quo election.

Even before the campaign began there was a hint it was going to be that way with both Whanganui and Rangitikei mayors re-elected without a fight.

As was Whanganui's two regional councillors.

As were the Whanganui Rural Community Board candidates.

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And when results came through on Saturday, we learned all incumbents in the running for both the Rangitikei and Whanganui district councils were re-elected.

Same for Whanganui District Health Board.

Same for Ruapehu mayor Don Cameron.

While sitting councillors always have an advantage this seems almost unprecedented incumbency

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