He's in. (times.co.nz)

Final result

THE full result of the Howick ward by-election for Auckland Council is:

Dick Quax (C&R): 11,600
• Maggie Burrill (Ind): 7023
• David Collings (Ind): 5393
• Penny Bright (Ind): 1491
• Wayne Young (Ind): 1349
• Ram Parkash: 1116

A total of 28,072 votes were cast, or 30.9 per cent of those eligible to vote, while 55.04 per cent voted at last year’s council elections. There were 37 informal votes and 63 blank votes returned.

Congratulations are in order for the new Auckland Councillor for the Howick ward.
– P