Taupō District mayor David Trewavas has been returned for a third term.

Progress results have Trewavas winning by a preliminary majority of almost 3000 votes.

The progress results are based on approximately 95 per cent of returned votes.

They are Trewavas with 6378 votes, Zane Cozens 3416, Christine Rankin 1835, and Kim Eyles 212.

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