National in cruise control in Waitaki

Miles Anderson.
Miles Anderson.
National's Miles Anderson cruised to victory over young challenger Ethan Reille in the Waitaki electorate.

A sea of blue took over the Loan & Merc in Oamaru as National supporters came out in force to show support for Mr Anderson.

Mr Anderson secured 19,509 votes, double that of Labour's Mr Reille (9150).

The red wave, while smaller in size, was showing their support for 19-year-old candidate Mr Reille.

National also comfortably won the party vote with 44% compared to Labour's 22%.