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National has lost an MP in the final election result.
Aaron Gilmore was the last on the list to gain a seat on election night. He lost that at the expense of the Green Party which gained an MP, Mojo Mathers, our first deaf MP.
|Polling Places Counted:||6,660 of 6,660 (100.0%)|
|Total Votes Counted:||2,257,336|
|Party||Party Votes||% Votes||Electorate Seats||List Seats||Total Seats|
|New Zealand First Party||147,544||6.59||0||8||8|
|ACT New Zealand||23,889||1.07||1||0||1|
|Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party||11,738||0.52||0||0||0|
|Democrats for Social Credit||1,714||0.08||0||0||0|
Nicky Wagner has gained the Christchurch Central seat with a majority of 45 votes over Brendon Burns and Carmel Sepuloni has won Waitakere by 11 votes from Paula Bennett.
Prime Minsiter has the highest majority – 21,066 followed by Amy Adams on 19,451, Simon O’Connor with 17, 786 and Tony Ryall with a majority of 17,760.
All winners and their majorities are:
|Electorate||Result||Winning Candidate||2nd Place||Margin|
|Auckland Central||100.0%||KAYE, Nikki (NAT)||ARDERN, Jacinda (LAB)||717|
|Bay of Plenty||100.0%||RYALL, Tony (NAT)||DEVOY-HEENA, Carol (LAB)||17,760|
|Botany||100.0%||ROSS, Jami-Lee (NAT)||WU, Chao-Fu (LAB)||10,741|
|Christchurch Central||100.0%||WAGNER, Nicky (NAT)||BURNS, Brendon (LAB)||45|
|Christchurch East||100.0%||DALZIEL, Lianne (LAB)||GILMORE, Aaron (NAT)||5,334|
|Clutha-Southland||100.0%||ENGLISH, Bill (NAT)||LOO, Tat (LAB)||16,168|
|Coromandel||100.0%||SIMPSON, Scott (NAT)||KININMONTH, Hugh (LAB)||12,740|
|Dunedin North||100.0%||CLARK, David (LAB)||WOODHOUSE, Michael (NAT)||3,489|
|Dunedin South||100.0%||CURRAN, Clare (LAB)||HAYES, Joanne (NAT)||4,175|
|East Coast||100.0%||TOLLEY, Anne (NAT)||MACKEY, Moana (LAB)||4,774|
|East Coast Bays||100.0%||McCULLY, Murray (NAT)||GOLDSMITH, Vivienne (LAB)||14,641|
|Epsom||100.0%||BANKS, John (ACT)||GOLDSMITH, Paul (NAT)||2,261|
|Hamilton East||100.0%||BENNETT, David (NAT)||ORGAD, Sehai (LAB)||8,275|
|Hamilton West||100.0%||MACINDOE, Tim (NAT)||MORONEY, Sue (LAB)||4,418|
|Helensville||100.0%||KEY, John (NAT)||GREENBROOK-HELD, Piers Jeremy (LAB)||21,066|
|Hunua||100.0%||HUTCHISON, Paul (NAT)||HILLS, Richard (LAB)||16,797|
|Hutt South||100.0%||MALLARD, Trevor (LAB)||QUINN, Paul (NAT)||4,825|
|Ilam||100.0%||BROWNLEE, Gerry (NAT)||PARSONS, John (LAB)||13,312|
|Invercargill||100.0%||ROY, Eric (NAT)||SOPER, Lesley (LAB)||6,263|
|Kaikōura||100.0%||KING, Colin (NAT)||COLLYNS, Liz (LAB)||11,445|
|Mana||100.0%||FAAFOI, Kris (LAB)||PARATA, Hekia (NAT)||2,230|
|Māngere||100.0%||SIO, Sua William (LAB)||HAUITI, Claudette (NAT)||15,159|
|Manukau East||100.0%||ROBERTSON, Ross (LAB)||BAKSHI, Kanwaljit Singh (NAT)||15,838|
|Manurewa||100.0%||WALL, Louisa (LAB)||CALDER, Cam (NAT)||8,610|
|Maungakiekie||100.0%||LOTU-IIGA, Peseta Sam (NAT)||BEAUMONT, Carol (LAB)||3,021|
|Mt Albert||100.0%||SHEARER, David (LAB)||LEE, Melissa (NAT)||10,021|
|Mt Roskill||100.0%||GOFF, Phil (LAB)||BLUE, Jackie (NAT)||7,271|
|Napier||100.0%||TREMAIN, Chris (NAT)||NASH, Stuart (LAB)||3,701|
|Nelson||100.0%||SMITH, Nick (NAT)||STREET, Maryan (LAB)||7,088|
|New Lynn||100.0%||CUNLIFFE, David (LAB)||GROSER, Tim (NAT)||5,190|
|New Plymouth||100.0%||YOUNG, Jonathan (NAT)||LITTLE, Andrew (LAB)||4,270|
|North Shore||100.0%||BARRY, Maggie (NAT)||CLARK, Ben (LAB)||15,228|
|Northcote||100.0%||COLEMAN, Jonathan (NAT)||GILLON, Paula (LAB)||9,379|
|Northland||100.0%||SABIN, Mike (NAT)||STEWART, Lynette (LAB)||11,362|
|Ōhariu||100.0%||DUNNE, Peter (UFNZ)||CHAUVEL, Charles (LAB)||1,392|
|Ōtaki||100.0%||GUY, Nathan (NAT)||FOSTER, Peter (LAB)||5,231|
|Pakuranga||100.0%||WILLIAMSON, Maurice (NAT)||KAUSHAL, Sunny (LAB)||13,846|
|Palmerston North||100.0%||LEES-GALLOWAY, Iain (LAB)||HAPETA, Leonie (NAT)||3,285|
|Papakura||100.0%||COLLINS, Judith (NAT)||MIKA, Jerome (LAB)||9,890|
|Port Hills||100.0%||DYSON, Ruth (LAB)||CARTER, David (NAT)||3,097|
|Rangitata||100.0%||GOODHEW, Jo (NAT)||BLANCHARD, Julian (LAB)||6,537|
|Rangitīkei||100.0%||McKELVIE, Ian (NAT)||PAGANI, Josie (LAB)||9,382|
|Rimutaka||100.0%||HIPKINS, Chris (LAB)||FLETCHER, Jonathan (NAT)||3,286|
|Rodney||100.0%||MITCHELL, Mark (NAT)||CRAIG, Colin (CNSP)||12,222|
|Rongotai||100.0%||KING, Annette (LAB)||FINLAYSON, Christopher (NAT)||9,047|
|Rotorua||100.0%||McCLAY, Todd (NAT)||CHADWICK, Steve (Stephanie) (LAB)||7,357|
|Selwyn||100.0%||ADAMS, Amy (NAT)||McLEAN, Jo (LAB)||19,451|
|Tāmaki||100.0%||O’CONNOR, Simon (NAT)||BAKULICH, Nick Iusitini (LAB)||17,786|
|Taranaki-King Country||100.0%||ARDERN, Shane (NAT)||BARKER, Rick (LAB)||15,089|
|Taupō||100.0%||UPSTON, Louise (NAT)||CAMPBELL, Frances (LAB)||14,115|
|Tauranga||100.0%||BRIDGES, Simon (NAT)||MAHUTA-COYLE, Deborah (LAB)||17,264|
|Te Atatū||100.0%||TWYFORD, Phil (LAB)||HENARE, Tau (NAT)||5,416|
|Tukituki||100.0%||FOSS, Craig (NAT)||HAYDON-CARR, Julia (LAB)||9,660|
|Waikato||100.0%||TISCH, Lindsay (NAT)||SUTTON, Kate (LAB)||14,198|
|Waimakariri||100.0%||WILKINSON, Kate (NAT)||COSGROVE, Clayton (LAB)||642|
|Wairarapa||100.0%||HAYES, John (NAT)||BOTT, Michael (LAB)||7,135|
|Waitakere||100.0%||SEPULONI, Carmel (LAB)||BENNETT, Paula (NAT)||11|
|Waitaki||100.0%||DEAN, Jacqui (NAT)||MONKS, Barry (LAB)||14,143|
|Wellington Central||100.0%||ROBERTSON, Grant (LAB)||FOSTER-BELL, Paul (NAT)||6,376|
|West Coast-Tasman||100.0%||O’CONNOR, Damien (LAB)||AUCHINVOLE, Chris (NAT)||2,539|
|Whanganui||100.0%||BORROWS, Chester (NAT)||McDOUALL, Hamish (LAB)||5,046|
|Whangarei||100.0%||HEATLEY, Phil (NAT)||NEWMAN, Pat (LAB)||12,447|
|Wigram||100.0%||WOODS, Megan (LAB)||COLLINS, Sam (NAT)||1,500|
|Hauraki-Waikato||100.0%||MAHUTA, Nanaia (LAB)||GREENSILL, Angeline (MANA)||5,935|
|Ikaroa-Rāwhiti||100.0%||HOROMIA, Parekura (LAB)||RAIHANIA, Na (MAOR)||6,541|
|Tāmaki Makaurau||100.0%||SHARPLES, Pita (MAOR)||JONES, Shane (LAB)||936|
|Te Tai Hauāuru||100.0%||TURIA, Tariana (MAOR)||PEKE-MASON, Soraya Waiata (LAB)||3,221|
|Te Tai Tokerau||100.0%||HARAWIRA, Hone Pani Tamati Waka Nene (MANA)||DAVIS, Kelvin (LAB)||1,165|
|Te Tai Tonga||100.0%||TIRIKATENE, Rino (LAB)||KĀTENE, Rāhui (MAOR)||1,475|
|Waiariki||100.0%||FLAVELL, Te Ururoa James (MAOR)||SYKES, Annette Te Imaima (MANA)||1,883|
Kiwiblog has the figures on the demographics of the new parliament.
MMP was confirmed with 57.77% suport and 42.24% voting for change.
Richie McCaw is the Herald’s New Zealander of the Year.
He was born in Oamaru, raised in the Hakataramea Valley and began his education in Kurow which could almost be qualification enough for the title 🙂 but there’s more.
I met him at a wedding last month and in congratulating him on the World Cup win, mentioned the sacrifice I’d made to help with that – my pledge made towards the end of the final game to give up chocolate for the rest of the year if we won.
He had the good manners to say thank you and look as if he meant it.
He’s a talented and dedicated sportsman who led the All Blacks to victory – finally – in the Rugby World cup. But it’s not just what he does, it’s the way he does it. He’s a fine young man of outstanding character.
He has mana.
For that we can credit his family, his country upbringing and the man himself.
The Herald’s business leader of the year is Mainfreight managing director Don Braid.
New Zealand can’t afford to write off the potential for wealth and growth in its oil, gas, and mineral estate, the Institute of Professional Engineers says.
“As a nation seeking long-term prosperity we can’t afford to write off this kind of opportunity,” said IPENZ Chief Executive Andrew Cleland. “We need to investigate the checks and balances, and find innovative ways to take advantage of this vast resource.
“When the extraction issue arises in a community, we want people to be armed with knowledge; we want them to feel confident they are asking the right questions”.
Much has been made of Australia’s mineral wealth and the role it plays in keeping their economy buoyant,” said Cleland. “If people simply accepted what they heard in the media, they might consider that the issues are black and white – environment vs prosperity.
“IPENZ doesn’t see if that way,” but cited research showing “a significant number of New Zealanders believe minerals and petroleum cannot be extracted while the quality of our environment is maintained.”
Emotion trumps fact and the green movement has been very good at raising concern, even fear, over the prospect of extracting minerals, gas and oil.
ExportNZ welcomed the report:
We’re on a downward path compared to other OECD countries, and we need to look at all of our country’s means of raising our economic base so New Zealanders can enjoy a high standard of living.
“If we can’t raise our earnings per capita, we will continue to slide downwards as we lose our best and brightest to other countries.
“There are responsible ways of realising the untapped resources New Zealand is sitting on, and we need to have a mature and informed discussion about this as a country, given the large potential benefit to all New Zealanders.
“Reaching an agreement on developing New Zealand’s natural resource wealth, while safeguarding our natural environment, is now an urgent priority.”
New Zealand has natural advantages which Australia doesn’t but the mineral boom on the other side of the Tasman is one of the main reasons their economy does so much better than ours.
If we want first world health, education and infrastructure we need first world incomes and careful extraction of minerals, oil and gas is one way to get them.
Rather than dismissing the idea of more mining or drilling out of hand we need to investigate how it could be done with the minimum long term impact on the environment.
It is no coincidence that wealthier countries have better environments.
The red green lobby will say that mining and drilling will impose too high a cost on the environment but that doesn’t need to be the case. And it we don’t get the sort of economic growth which extracting our minerals, gas and oil could lead to we won’t be able to afford to protect the environemnt.
The full IPENZ report, Releasing Our Hidden Treasures is here.
The result of the special vote count won’t be public until this afternoon, so who are the sources?
Cabinet minister Paula Bennett is on the verge of losing her Waitakere electorate seat.
Sources report that Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni is ahead by fewer than 10 votes after the counting of special votes.
If it’s that close there’s sure to be a judicial recount, but who told the media?
A blue bird told me that National people in the know are keeping the results to themselves until the official announcement which suggests that the leak has come from Labour.