Allan Sanson is back for a fourth term as Waikato District mayor, polling more than six thousand votes ahead of his nearest rival.
In the Waikato constituency of the Waikato Regional Council, Fred Lichtwark is back for a second term and is joined by Pamela Storey.
Rob McGuire was returned in the Eureka Ward of the district council where Tamahere Ward councillor Aksel Bech was also returned (unopposed).
Meanwhile, an election for the Tamahere Community Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 7.30pm in the Devine Rd community centre.
Committee members work for the best interests of Tamahere – the latest example their efforts to get better connectivity for the area with better paths and cycleways.
Several long standing members of the committee have given notice they will not seek re-election.
That leaves the field open for other keen Tamahere residents to help shape the community in the future and be its watchdog.
Community committees are designed to ensure that residents within a ward have a voice to represent the views of the community to the Waikato District Council.
It also assists and supports Tamahere ward councillor Aksel Bech in his dealings with the council.
Bech has given notice that this is likely to be his last term on the council.
He is encouraging others to start thinking about putting their names forward for the role in three year’s time, and membership of the community committee is an excellent training ground for the councillor role.
“It’s a great opportunity for a new guard to step up for the TCC and in turn, the next councillor term for Tamahere,” Bech said.
Those with an interest in the Tamahere community or who would like to stand for the committee are encourage to attend the committee’s annual general meeting on October 23.
More detail on the committee here.