The official by-election result released by the KCDC was –
Michael Scott: 1789
Quentin Poole: 1620
Geoffrey Churchman: 728
Jean Kahui: 525
Wynn Ingram: 321
The above figures include distribution of preferences as no-one got more than 50% of first preferences.
Jean Kahui had an almost identical platform to myself; but the differences between candidates generally seemed to be more ones of emphasis than substance. The two most controversial issues for Waikanae people – the Expressway and water meters — are done, and the regional amalgamation issue affects everybody in the region.