Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has been cleared of any misconduct around election campaign donations.
Mayoral candidate John Minto complained Lianne Dalziel did not disclose the identity of those who donated to her election campaigns in 2016 and 2019.
However the Serious Fraud Office says they have found no evidence of criminal conduct and have closed the investigation.
Minto told Chris Lynch the outcome makes a mockery of election laws.
He says it was clear the mayor's election return was not correct, with her explanation lacking credibility.