Nominations closed at noon yesterday for Kāpiti District Council’s Waikanae Community Board by-election, following the recent resignation of Margaret Stevenson-Wright.

As the only candidate for the one vacancy, Michelle Lewis was declared duly elected.

She was active in the opposition to the closure of the Waikanae Recycling Centre at the beginning of August, and should be active in seeing its reinstatement, as well as other Waikanae needs. Maybe she will be a candidate for the Councilor seat next year? We wish her every success.