That’s a relief. Andrew Turner has been elected to council from the Banks Peninsula ward, with a lead of 5 votes after specials were counted. That means that the People’s Choice have their 6 councillors confirmed – a great result.

I’ve not had much to write about this week – it’s the calm after the storm really. Dalziel seems to be getting on to things well, even the noises coming out of Brownlee are positive for a change. Sure, it’s only early days, but I think they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt.