Peter Haynes has come out on top despite nearly missing out on a seat on the Albert-Eden Local Board.
Haynes only just managed to scrape past 22-year-old Brodie Hoare by 96 votes to secure a seat on the board.
But his chances of again taking the reins as chairperson came down to the votes of his fellow board members rather than the public.
That vote went in his favour at the board’s inaugural ceremony on Monday night.
Haynes will now enter his third term as chairperson of the Albert-Eden Local Board with Glenda Fryer again serving as deputy.
"We have worked hard over the last six years so there is a lot in the pipeline," Haynes says. move that involved any tension. "It wasn’t a surprise, it wasn’t a coup," Fairey says.
"I’m very happy to take that role as the board saw fit to have trust in me to carry it out," he says.
Despite a new season for Puketapapa, Doig says he doesn’t see any change in direction for the organisation.