Waitakere voters ditched 7 of the city’s 14 councillors, but mayor Bob Harvey swept to victory again.
Deputy mayor Carolynne Stone, also on the Team West ticket, came home 3rd in the Waitakere ward behind former newspaperman Pat Booth, an independent. Penny Hulse (Team West incumbent) topped the poll there. Denise Yates lost her Waitakere ward seat – one of 6 Team West councillors who were ousted.
The others were Brenda Brady & Annette Fenton in Henderson, Gwen Nash & Gary Russell in Massey and Gregory Presland in New Lynn.
Unattached candidate Owen Hoskin didn’t stand again in Massey, and was unsuccessful in his quest for a community board seat there.
The Massey Community Team ticket got 2 candidates elected â€“ Warren Flaunty, who was also elected to the community board & the Waitakere Licensing Trust, topping the poll everywhere, and Linda Cooper. Independent Vanessa Neeson was re-elected in Massey and another independent, Peter Chan, was also elected.
While 2 Team West councillors were ousted in Henderson, Ewen Gilmour jumped in above them on the same ticket. He took the 3rd Henderson seat behind former mayor Assid Corban & independent councillor Ross Dallow.
Independent Ratepayers & Residents candidates â€“ incumbents Derek Battersby & Janet Clews & newcomer Ross Clow – took 3 of the 4 New Lynn seats, leaving one place for incumbent Team West councillor Judy Lawley.
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