BREAKING NEWS: Green wins Wellington Mayoralty on specials
A remarkable result for the Greens and for Wellington. I wonder how the STV ranking system worked in this situation. On appearances alone Celia Wade-Brown speaks and looks exactly like Kerry Prendergast. I note that the voter turnout of 40% was static - compared with Auckland's lift to 50% in response to the forced amalgamation.
This is a considerable victory for the Greens - I can't recall any Green candidate winning a mayoralty let alone one of a major city [TV3: Sukhi Turner, Dunedin Mayor was a Green]. The Feijoa wine will be flowing tonight!
UPDATE | 5:30PM: The iterations via DPF: