The Auckland local elections, 2010 took place from 17 September until 9 October and were conducted by postal vote. The elections were the first since the merger of the seven councils and elected the new Auckland Council, composed of the mayor, 20 members of the Governing Body, and 149 members of 21 Local Boards. It also elected 21 district health board members and 41 licensing trust members.
Auckland local elections, 2010 Wikipedia
At the close of nominations at 12 noon of 20 August 2010, the following candidates had been nominated for mayor:
20 members were elected to governing body of the Auckland Council across thirteen wards using first-past-the-post.
The ward was originally going to be called Te Irirangi, but this was changed after strong local opposition.