ONE NEWS. 13/10/2007
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Local Body Election Results: John Banks has won the mantle of Mayor of Auckland back from Dick Hubbard in local body elections. Pamela Peters was defeated in the Whangarei District by former Mayor Stan Semenoff; George Wood has been defeated on the North Shore by Andrew Williams; Len Brown has won the vacant Manukau City Mayoralty; Bob Harvey retains the mayoralty of Waitakere City, and Bob Simcock continues as Mayor of Hamilton; Wayne Brown is the new Mayor of Far North District from Yvonne Sharp. Stuart Crosby retains his Tauranga City Mayoralty, as does New Plymouth District's Peter Tennent; Barbara Arnott has won a third term in Napier City; and Wayne Guppy has won a third term in Upper Hutt. In Wellington, the Single Transferable Vote system is slowing down the results. Plus former TVNZ Present Bob Parker has won the mayoralty of Christchurch. Alastair Sowman retains Marlborough; Tony Kokshoorn retains Grey District; Tim Shadbolt retains Invercargill; Clive Geddes retains Queenstown Lakes. Donna-Marie Lever (One News); John Banks (New Auckland Mayor); Dick Hubbard (Outgoing Auckland Mayor); Voxpop; Sonja Wilson (One News); Brent Fraser (One News); Bob Parker (New Christchurch Mayor); Garry Moore (Former Christchurch Mayor).
Noble Peace Prize winner Al Gore is dodging questions about whether he will stand once more for President of the United States. Al Gore (Nobel Peace Prize Winner); Michael Oppenheimer (Princeton University); Hillary Clinton (US Presidential Candidate); Tim Wilson (One News); William McCormack (Draft Gore).
A figurehead of the Myanmar military Government has died after a long illness.
A further wrap up of Local Body Election results.
Sir Barry Curtis retired yesterday as the country's longest serving Mayor - eight terms in Manukau City.
Masterton's major Local Body Election issue was the status of public toilets. George Nichols (Resident); Wes ten Hove (Council Chief Executive); Chris Petersen (Masterton City Council); Brent Goodwin (Masterton District Council); Barbara Thomson (National Council of Women.