Havill, Howard new Coast mayors


Farmer Mike Havill is the new mayor of the Westland district, wowing voters despite living in the neighbouring district.
He replaces Maureen Pugh, who did not seek re-election.
Shortly before 2pm, the Buller District Council advised its results were not expected until after 5pm.
In Buller, Westport businessman Garry Howard has claimed the mayoral chains in a massive victory.
Mr Howard romped home, with 2184 votes, finishing well ahead of nearest rival Margaret Montgomery, who received 1062 votes.
Former mayor Pat McManus did not seek re-election.