Change to Te Awamutu board

John Wood

John Wood will join the Te Awamutu Community Board after provisional votes saw him oust provisional member Norris Hall today. Special votes are yet to come.

Wood, a semi-retired drainlayer/plumber, has links with Pirongia having been chairperson of the Pirongia Community Assocation for 11 years.

Preliminary results have seen mayor Susan O’Regan’s margin of victory extended – she secured 6793 votes, 1953 votes of Jim Mylchreest in second.

In the race to be top polling candidate in Cambridge, Mike Pettit pipped Liz Stolwyk by 19 votes.

Mike Pettit

No changes on the Cambridge Community Board although the gap widened slightly between Elise Badger and David Slone for the fourth spot.

The voter return was 39.63%, being 15,695 votes, excluding special votes. Read the preliminary results:

Mayor
O’REGAN, Susan 6,793
MYLCHREEST, Jim Independent 4,840
WOODHAMS, Chris 3,128
WESTERBAAN, Bernard Independent 673
INFORMAL 20
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 241

Pirongia-Kakepuku Ward (2 vacancies)
ST PIERRE, Clare Independent 2,007
THOMAS, Bruce 1,692
STEEL, Corilin 1,077
INFORMAL 0
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 119

Cambridge Ward (4 vacancies)
PETTIT, Mike 4,167
STOLWYK, Liz 4,148
GORDON, Roger 3,848
COLES, Philip Independent 3,307
SANDERS, Don 2,515
SMITH, Delwyn 1,758
INFORMAL 3
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 113

Maungatautari Ward (1 vacancy)
MONTGOMERIE, Mike 852
BENNETT, Les 508
INFORMAL 0
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 58

Te Awamutu-Kihikihi Ward (3 vacancies)
BROWN, Andrew 2,639
GOWER, Marcus The positive choice! 2,587
BROWN, Lou Independent 2,572
WESTERBAAN, Bernard Independent 1,469
FYNN, Bernie 772
PARLANE, James Independent 563
INFORMAL 18
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 103

Waipā Māori Ward (1 vacancy)
STIRLING, Takena 300
ROBERTS, Gaylene 159
HARRIS, Bill 75
INFORMAL 1
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 17

Cambridge Community Subdivision (4 vacancies)
DAVIES-COLLEY, Jo 3,278
MACKAY, Alana 3,144
MILNER, Sue 2,623
BADGER, Elise 2,254
SLONE, David 2,123
BRICKLAND, Krystie 1,909
WEINBERG, Cherie 1,543
SMITH, Delwyn 1,521
WEBB, Micah Independent 1,371
OLIVER, Selina 1,350
INFORMAL 9
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 300

Maungatautari Community Subdivision (1 vacancy)
MYERS, Andrew 567
BENNETT, Les 462
NICHOLLS, Ruth 349
INFORMAL 3
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 53

Te Awamutu-Kihikihi Community Subdivision (4 vacancies)
HOLT, Ange 2,633
TAYLOR, Jill 2,303
WHITAKER, Sally 1,909
WOOD, John 1,798
HALL, Norris 1,767
CHRISTIE, Georgina 1,657
WESTERBAAN, Bernard Independent 1,622
PARLANE, James Independent 675
INFORMAL 2
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 165

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