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When progress results were counted five votes separated Frankton Community Association chairman Glyn Lewers and AJ Mason..
But now with the 600 "in transit" votes counted only two votes separate the pair with Mr Lewers on 2132 and Mr Mason on 2130.
There are still 350 special votes to be counted, according to electoral officer Jane Robertson.
There are six seats in the Wakatipu ward. Niki Gladding is likely elected in fifth place with 2287 while Peter Faul has a lot to do in seventh with 2018.
Mr Mason is a technology strategist, originally an astrophysicist, originally from Invercargill. He worked on the President’s Council on Sustainable Development at the White House, USA, and recently helped organise the Queenstown Climate Change stike. He chairs Innovation Queenstown, and co-founded Startup Queenstown Lakes.
Mr Lewers is chair of the Frankton Community Association, a board member of Destination Queenstown and involved with Wakatipu Junior Rugby Club. He's also an Engineering New Zealand ambassador involved with aiding teachers to enhance the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths, and holds surveying and civil engineering degrees.
Mr Mason, on this Facebook campaign page, posted: "Do you think we might be taking this adventure and adrenaline brand a bit too far?