Monday, July 15, 2024

Hazlehurst returned as Hastings Mayor

Sandra Hazlehurst has been re-elected unopposed in the Hastings District, preliminary counting of around 95% of votes has revealed.

Mōhaka Ward Councillor, Tania Kerr, and Heretaunga Ward Councillors Alwyn Corban and Ann Redstone were also returned.

In the Hastings District Rural Community Board elections, Abby Morley was re-elected unopposed in the Tūtira subdivision, Isabelle Crawshaw in the Kaweka subdivision and Jonathan Stockley in the Marārekakaho subdivision.

The Flaxmere Licensing Trust candidate nominations did not exceed the number of vacancies, and Martha Greening, Chrissy Hokianga, Bronwen Hopkins, Warwick Howie, Farley Keenan and Bert Lincoln were re- elected unopposed, Hastings District Council said in a statement.

The progress result does not include some special votes and votes returned that are still in transit to the processing centre.

Other results are:

Hastings-Havelock North General Ward (7 vacancies) Votes Received
LAWSON, Eileen 6,030
SCHOLLUM, Wendy 5,951
DIXON, Malcolm 5,601
FOWLER, Michael 5,592
WATKINS, Kevin 5,237
HARVEY, Damon 4,447
NIXON, Simon J H 4,097
LATIFF, Rizwaana (Riz) 2,962
PETROWSKI, Melanie Lorraine 2,678
LAWRENCE, Gilly 2,187
ROBEN, Rion 2,171
CAMERON, Alex 1,975
AHMED, Sayeed 1,848
PRIEST, Kim 1,814
INFORMAL 19
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 50

Flaxmere General Ward (1 vacancy) Votes Received
HEKE, Henry 322
NGAHUKA, Michael 258
RAHEKE, Marcelle 142
FUATA’I, Victoria 72
INFORMAL 7
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 21

Kahurānaki General Ward (1 vacancy) Votes Received
BUDDO, Marcus 778
ROIL, John 601
INFORMAL 0
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 13

Takitimu Māori Ward (3 vacancies) Votes Received
APATU, Ana 828
JESSUP, Kellie 664
NEPE, Renata 557
ADAMS, Dallas Rahui Te Ahuru 467

GREENING-SMITH, Sarah 375
GOODSPEED, Kiri 317
COOPER, Hohepa 281
INFORMAL 0
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 0
Poukawa Community Subdivision (1 vacancy) Votes Received
SCOULAR, Vicki 439
LAWSON, Lilly 368
INFORMAL 0
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 88

The voter return was 31.33%, being 14,833 votes, excluding votes in transit to the processing centre and special votes.

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