13 Oct 2013

First woman mayor for Rotorua

8:10 am on 13 October 2013

Progress results show Rotorua voters have also elected a new mayor.

About 98% of votes have been counted and former Rotorua MP Steve Chadwick has 10999 votes, which is a clear majority over incumbent Kevin Winters who has 4518 votes.

Steve Chadwick.

Steve Chadwick. Photo: LABOUR PARTY

Ms Chadwick will be Rotorua's first woman mayor.

Ms Chadwick says there's a clear message the town has been very flat and needs to grow again. She says valuable businesses can be attracted through Rotorua's geothermal assets.