Kāpiti Coast Council election results have been declared today — and there are no changes from the provisional results last weekend.
So K Gurunathan returns as Mayor, but with a Council table featuring six new faces — Gwynn Compton, Rob McCann, Jocelyn Prvanov, Martin Halliday, Bernie Randall, and Sophie Handford.
The new Council for the 2019-2022 triennium officially comes into office next Tuesday, 22 October, with their inauguration to be held at the end of the month.
Electoral Officer, Katrina Shieffelbein says just over 45% of eligible Kāpiti voters returned their vote with 449 special votes returned.
“There was a significant influx of votes in the final three days leading up to the voting deadline at midday on 12 October,” she says.
“Our total voter turnout, including special votes, was 18,343.”
Councillors and community board members for the triennium are:
K (Guru) Gurunathan
Ōtaki Ward Councillor
Waikanae Ward Councillor
Paraparaumu Ward Councillors
Paekākāriki-Raumati Ward Councillor
Ōtaki Community Board members
Waikanae Community Board members
Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board members
Guy P. Burns
Paekakariki Community Board