Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull extended his victory margin slightly
when the Dunedin City Council's final election results were
The figures, which added about 340 special votes not
previously included, saw Mr Cull's tally in the mayoral race
rise by 158 votes, from 18,446 to 18,604.
That meant his winning margin was extended by 113 votes, from
12,017 to 12,130, over nearest rivals Hilary Calvert (now
with 6474 votes) and Cr Lee Vandervis (5872).
The final results saw small increases in the votes cast for
all nine mayoral candidates, as well as the city's 14 elected
Green Party candidate Aaron Hawkins and Chisholm Park golf
professional Andrew Whiley also swapped places in the final
Mr Hawkins picked up an extra 72 special votes, lifting him
to fourth overall, overtaking Mr Whiley, who received 16
special votes and dropped to fifth place.
Both men were also among the 11 candidates elected as
councillors in the city's Central Ward.