Healthboard largely unchanged
It is set to be a largely unchanged cast on the MidCentral District Health Board, with six of the seven members re-elected.
Palmerston North City Council stalwart Lew Findlay was initially on the board, but when the final results were tallied, he’d slid just outside.
That left the one fresh face as newly elected Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen.
Feyen will have to wait another two months before taking on the new role when the new board is set to take office in December.
Sitting members Barbara Robson, Nadarajah Manoharan, Adrian Broad, Diane Anderson, Ann Chapman and Karen Naylor all return to their seats.
Naylor was also voted on the city council, joining Broad who was already an incumbent on both.
Robson is one of the longest serving board members. She was elected in 2001.
As the maternity and mental health services were under review, Robson said these two areas were a passion of hers and ones the board would be working on.
Other health areas included the renal plan and primary and secondary care.
She wanted to thank the public for having the confidence in her to re-elect her back onto the board.
Lindsay Burnell, who has been on the board since DHB elections began in 2001, lost his seat.
Chapman also initially failed to make the cut, but was back in by the time the final results were confirmed late on Sunday night.