How they polled
Porirua and Tawa have received a representational shake-up from Saturday’s local body election results, with plenty of new faces and a few surprises.
Below are the preliminary results, with special votes still pending. Candidates elected are in bold text. Fractional votes in STV elections have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Porirua – Sarah Dow 6461, John Burke 5248; Wellington – Ian Hutchings 5801, Paul Hendry 3782. Ward 1 – Jenny Brash 1651, Nick Leggett 1488, Litea Ah Hoi 1424, John Burke 1305, Ken Douglas 1239, Sarah Dow 844, Wayne Poutoa 448, Robert Rangi 375, Denys Latham 292, Dave Cochran 115. Ward 2 – Sue Dow and Tim Sheppard re-elected unopposed.