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Published: 2006-10-20 00:00:00

Cambridge dairy farmer John Fisher (47) has been elected to Environment Waikato Regional Council as the representative for the Waipa constituency.

The preliminary count of votes in the Waipa by-election show Mr Fisher polled 2,669 of the 9,553 votes cast. The proportion of the potential vote is 31.8 per cent with 10 special votes yet to be processed.

Mr Fisher was president of Federated Farmers’ Waikato province from 2002 to 2005.

He has previously worked with Environment Waikato, including four years on the regional land transport committee and Middle Waikato Project Watershed Liaison Sub committee.

The by-election was required under the Local Electoral Act following the death of councillor Barry O’Connor three months ago.

The official count of votes, which will include the processing and subsequent counting of the special votes, will start next Monday. It is expected that the final results will be available by Friday, 27 October.


Fisher, John 2,669
Judd, Fiona 2,135
Macdonald, Juliet 1,979
Reid, Ashley 1,492
Parlane, James Charles Morris 1,224
Informal 31
Blank voting papers 23


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