Plenty of new faces will be seen around council tables in the
South following yesterday's election results.
Five new councillors will be sitting around the
Queenstown-Lakes District Council, following the surprise
ousting of Wanaka ward councillors Leigh Overton and Jude
Newcomer Wanaka cinema owner Calum Macleod was the ward's
most preferred candidate, 601 votes ahead of next favoured
candidate, long-serving member Lyal Cocks. Six sitting
councillors have been re-elected to the council.
The Central Otago District Council will also have a fresh
look with six new councillors out of the nine, while at the
Clutha District Council there will be little change with only
two new councillors, Jo-anne Thomson in the Balclutha Ward
and Selwyn Wilkinson, elected unopposed in the Bruce Ward,
joining 12 incumbents around the council table.
At the Waitaki District Council unsuccessful mayoral
challenger Cr Jim Hopkins returns to the council table as the
Oamaru Ward's most preferred councillor.
There are five new faces among the nine councillors.