And your representatives are… 

Waipā District Council

(Final results in full below)

Susan O’Regan

Andrew Brown

Lou Brown

Phillip Coles

Roger Gordon

Marcus Gower

Mike Montgomerie

Mike Pettit

Takena Stirling

Liz Stolwyk

Clare St Pierre

Bruce Thomas

Waikato Regional Council

Stu Kneebone

Clyde Graf

Waikato District Council

Crystal Beavis

Mike Keir

Te Awamutu Community Board

Ange Holt

Jill Taylor

Sally Whittaker

John Wood

Kane Titchener

Cambridge Community Board

Jo Davies-Colley

Alana Mackay

Sue Milner

Elise Badger

Andrew Myers

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.

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