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Andy Foster on working together

Newshub Nation:
Finn Hogan interviews Wellington Mayor-elect Andy Foster, and first asks how he’s feeling about a potential recount. Read more »

Justin Lester “likely” to seek recount

Justin Lester has decided to seek a recount of the close Wellington mayoralty vote, according to a Newshub report. Read more »

Andy Foster confirmed as mayor, defeating Justin Lester by 62 votes

News from WCC
Andy Foster has been confirmed as Mayor of Wellington by a majority of 62 votes in the final results of the Wellington City elections, released today. Read more »

Defeated Porirua mayor wants investigation into leaked emails

Report from RNZ
The defeated Porirua mayor Mike Tana is demanding an independent investigation into leaked emails about his spending, which he believes destroyed his chance of re-election. Read more »

New Porirua mayor says she is working to trim costs

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Anita Baker has been confirmed as Porirua City’s new Mayor in final results released last night. Read more »

Who gets what?

by Ian Apperley
It’s hard to predict which Wellington city councillors are going to lead which portfolios, especially when we don’t know what the portfolios are going to be. We do know that there are too many portfolios, and there will be changes. Read more »

LGWM seeking specialists to write a business case for Golden Mile improvements


News from LGWM
The first ‘request for tender’, for the Golden Mile business case, has now closed and we expect to award this contract in early November. This will be followed by the contract for the Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road business case. Read more »

Final results confirmed for Hutt City – equal numbers of men and women

News from Hutt City Council
Final election results have been received for Lower Hutt and a new council has been confirmed. Voter turnout was 43% comprising 31,748 votes which is the highest in the last decade. Read more »

Final results of Kāpiti election

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council 2019 local body election results have been declared today, following preliminary results released after voting closed on 12 October. Final counting of votes, including special votes, has confirmed the elected members announced on 12 October. Read more »

Reducing the portfolios

by Ian Apperley
New Wellington city councillors will be shortly assigned portfolios. But I understand that the model may be changed. It certainly needs a refresh because right now it’s barely manageable. Read more »

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