Stacey Rose almost didn't run for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The 19-year-old barber cancelled his campaign and was ready to move on to other business ventures. Then a call from an old friend changed his mind and he decided, on the eve of the nomination deadline, to follow his dream and make some noise for youth issues. But he never intended to actually win. Samantha Motion meets Tauranga's newest elected official.

A teenage barber from Tauranga says he is in shock after unintentionally getting elected without a single vote being cast.

Stacey Rose, 19, of South Island iwi

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