Whangarei has a new mayor, Morris Cutforth.
Mr Cutforth, a local celebrant and former auctioneer, has defeated the incumbent, Stan Semenoff, by more than 2500 votes.
Brown re-elected in Far North
Progress results for the Far North District Council show Mayor Wayne Brown re-elected by a very slim majority.
Mr Brown has 5573 votes, just 541 ahead of nearest rival Sir John Goulter.
Long-serving councillor Laurie Byers has come third with 3700 votes.
Northland council chairman out
The long-serving chairman of the Northland Regional Council has lost his job.
Mark Farnsworth was challenged for the Kaipara seat on council by a former mayor of that district Graeme Ramsey.
Mr Ramsey has beaten Mr Farnsworth by more than 1000 votes on Saturday.
Another long-serving regional councillor, Peter Jensen, also lost his seat.
Regional councillors will select a new chairman by vote.
Two new councillors have won seat both from the Go Northland ticket - Tony Davies-Colley and Bronwyn Hunt.
However, Ms Hunt is just four votes ahead of former MP Dover Samuels at this point.