Waipā District Council
(Final results in full below)
Clare St Pierre
Waikato Regional Council
Waikato District Council
Te Awamutu Community Board
Cambridge Community Board
The local body elections have again highlighted a major disconnect with communities.
In Waipā three-term mayor Jim Mylchreest was voted out and while the voting turnout across the board was above 2019 – 36.87% from 35.62% – a paltry return of 21.47% in the new Māori ward is of concern.
Mayor Susan O’Regan will welcome two newcomers – Mike Montgomerie from Maungatautari and Māori ward member Takena Stirling.
Sally Whittaker and John Wood join the Te Awamutu Community Board, which has had a strained relationship with Waipā District Council in the last term while on the Cambridge board, the only fresh face is Maungatautari’s Andrew Myers.
Hopes of having two mayors in The News’ circulation area were dashed with Axel Bech’s defeat in the race for the Waikato district mayoralty, but his two Tamahere neighbours – Crystal Beavis and Mike Keir – will look after the Tamahere-Woodlands ward.
At the regional council level Stu Kneebone is joined by Clyde Graf who becomes a councillor for the second time, this time in the Waipā-King Country ward.
Waipa District Council 2022 Triennial Elections – Final FPP Result