Phil Golf becomes new Auckland mayor

Phil Goff has won the contest to be the Mayor of the Auckland Super City.

The Former Labour Leader and MP for Mt Roskill beat his rival contestant Vic Crone by tens of thousands of votes. He got the support of 179,206 voters, with Ms Crone winning over 105,413.

Third place went to 22-year-old Chloe Swarbrick, back on 26,474.

Previous mayoral hopeful John Palino came in fourth with 21,398, and fifth went to Mark Thomas, with 9170.

Voting closed on Saturday at 12pm.

Golf took over the mayoralty from Len Brown.

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