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Māngere-Ōtāhuhu pōti anō 2021

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu by-election 2021

Voting closed at 12 noon on Friday 19 February 2021 for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board by-elections and the preliminary results are in.

On the basis of these results Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo has been elected with a majority of 5,203 votes.

Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske announced the voting results as:


Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo - Labour Party


Malcolm Turner - Communities and Residents

Christian Malietoa-Brown985
Phil Bridge - NZ Outdoors Party577
Elnez Tofa479
Sharon Bragg - Independent364

All candidates have been personally notified of these results.

The voter turnout for this by-election was 17.7 per cent. This is a 7.7 per cent decrease compared to the 24.8 per cent turnout for the 2019 triennial elections for this local board area.

This turnout is in line with the usually lower participation rate in a by-election (19.18 per cent in the 2018 Tāmaki Subdivision of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board by-election and 23.28 per cent for the 2018 Waitākere Ranges Local Board by-election).

The final results will be declared by notice in the NZ Herald on Tuesday 23 February 2021.

Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo will come into office on Wednesday 24 February 2021 and will attend his inaugural local board meeting on Thursday 25 February 2021.

Voting document returns

Key dates

  • Nominations open: Tuesday 24 November 2020.
  • Nominations close: 12 noon, Tuesday 22 December 2020.
  • Delivery of voting packs: from Tuesday 26 January 2021.
  • Close of voting: 12 noon, Friday, 19 February 2021 (original closing date of 12 noon, Wednesday 17 February 2021 extended due to Covid-19 alert level change).

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