SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER - RESULTS
Donna Favel beats incumbent Angus McKay in Ashburton's mayoral race. The near 2000 vote margin is big enough to confirm Favel in the town's top job.
Goff romps home, Swarbrick shoots into third place
Dunedin mayor Dave Cull has won a third term.
John Carter reelected
Meng Foon wins sixth term as Mayor
Tony Kokshoorn, Mayor of the Grey District since 2004, stood unopposed.
Hauraki District Council
K Gurunathan has unseated Ross Church as mayor of Kapiti Coast District. Gavin Welsh came in third place.
Kawerau mayor Malcolm Campbell has been re-elected, winning by a large margin.
Helen Worboys will replace Margaret Kouvelis as mayor of Manawatu District. Progressive results show Worboys has 5,192 votes, well ahead of Kouvelis on 3,580 votes.
Janet Barnes unopposed.
Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese has won re-election with progress results showing she's won 10,611 votes, more than 6000 ahead of nearest rival Pete Rainey.
Neil Holdom will be New Plymouth's new mayor, replacing Andrew Judd.
Grant Smith has won the mayoralty for Palmerston North with 18,600 votes against Ross Barber's 1005, preliminary results show.
Andy Watson returned as mayor of Rangitikei District Council for a second term
Sam Broughton has been elected as Selwyn Mayor - with around 600 votes separating him from his nearest rival.
In Stratford, Mayor Neil Volzke stood unapposed and will be joined by the five current councillors who stood for re-election along with five new ones.
Tracey Collins is Tararua’s new mayor, replacing outgoing Roly Ellis.
Thames - Coromandel
Upper Hutt's mayor Wayne Guppy has been re-elected for a sixth term. He's delighted. "Certainly from my point of view I'm just as excited today as I was when I first got elected 15 years ago."
Alan Sanson has been re elected mayor. Preliminary results show Sanson has 4876 votes, compared to 3120 for Wally Hayes.
Waimakariri mayor David Ayers will return for another term - becoming the district's longest standing mayor. It'll be Ayers third term, entering local politics more than 30 years ago.
Craig Rowley will remain mayor of Waimate District. Progressive results show he has 1,968 votes, compared to 607 for Stuart Thomson.
Jim Mylchreest has been returned as Mayor of Waipa over only rival Vern Wilson.
Craig Little has been narrowly re-elected mayor of Wairoa.
Gary Kircher is set to be reelected Waitaki District’s new mayor by a massive margin.
Brian Hanna is set to be reelected mayor of Waitomo District. Progressive results show he has 1,726 votes, while his only rival, Mike Brown, has just 262 votes.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
Garry Webber has been elected Western Bay of Plenty District Council's new mayor.
Former Mastermind and incumbent deputy mayor Hamish McDouall is Whanganui’s new mayor, replacing outgoing mayor Annette Main.
LOCAL ELECTION GUIDES
ELECTION WRAP: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NORTHERN REGIONS
ELECTION WRAP: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CENTRAL REGIONS
ELECTION WRAP: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SOUTHERN REGIONS
Southland's declining population is one of the major issues for the region's election candidates.
Ten people are challenging Dave Cull for the mayoralty, including three councillors and several business people and activists.
TOP OF THE SOUTH 4/10/2016
A leak to controversial blogger Cameron Slater has sparked interest in who will be Marlborough's new mayor.
Environment Canterbury regional council's experiment in "partial democracy" appears to have put candidates off standing.
WELLINGTON REGION 3/10/2016
Wellington City will get a new mayor, but the mayoral race could come down to the final hour.
MANAWATU - WHANGANUI 29/09/2016
The building of a new wastewater treatment plant in Whanganui is one of the biggest issue for the city's mayoral candidates.
WEST COAST 29/09/2016
The flooding of the Waiho River raised issues about stormwater systems and flood protection, particularly on the unprotected western side of the river.
Divided opinion about New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd could determine who replaces him in the job.
HAWKE'S BAY 28/09/2016
Mayor Lawrence Yule is fronting the gastro issue, while fending off mayoral challengers attorney Guy Wellwood and former councillor Adrienne Pierce.
Local elections over before they began in some Waikato councils
Matamata-Piako mayor Janet Barnes, Otorohanga mayor Max Baxter and most of their ward councillors have been reelected unopposed.
BAY OF PLENTY 27/09/2016
Growing pains big issue for BoP candidates
The Hits Bay of Plenty host Will Johnston said the region's rapid growth is providing a divisive issue, particularly in Tauranga.
Len Brown has relied on strong support from ward councillors, led by deputy mayor Penny Hulse, during his six years in office.
NEWS, AUDIO AND VIDEO
CHRISTCHURCH, AUCKLAND 7/10/2016
Despite a slow start - Auckland Council is now expecting voter turn out to beat the last local body elections in 2013.
Auckland's mayoral candidates are all but ruling out spending cutbacks to libraries and parks.
Opinions are divided amongst Wellington's MPs on the city's latest real estate figures.
Auckland's mayoral candidates remain divided on one of the first big issues the new city leader will face.
Auckland misses out on most international test cricket because it doesn't have an accredited ground. Auckland's next mayor is unlikely to stand in the way of more test cricket.
A lack of diversity in local government is being given as a reason for why people may be put off voting and participating on local body elections.
Who said local body politics is boring? Things became heated at an Auckland University Students Association "anti-debate."
AUDIO - Wellington Mayoral Debate
Justin Lester, Jo Coughlan, Nick Leggett and Nicola Young made their pitch to be Wellington's next mayor on the Tim Fookes Morning Show.
Auckland Mayoral candidate Penny Bright has launched a campaign video, in which she answers the questions of a talking dog about her activism and her refusal to pay her council rates.
Lianne Dalziel joined Chris Lynch in studio to reflect on her successes and failures during her first term as Mayor of Christchurch.
Tim Fookes casts his eye over the leading contenders to be the next Mayor of Wellington.