Gay-friendly sitting mayors Bob Harvey of Waitakere City and Tim Shadbolt in Invercargill have been returned by huge margins. Harvey polled 23,515 votes, almost double his nearest challenger, to take a fifth term. Shadbolt, another social progressive since his student days who is an ex-mayor of Waitakere City received five times as many votes as his challenger.
Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff
First published: Saturday, 9th October 2004 - 12:00pm
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