Akaoa by-election 2006

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The Akaoa by-election was a by-election in the Cook Islands seat of Akaoa. It took place on 29 November 2006, and was precipitated by the seat being a dead tie in the 2006 general election. After a judicial recount, the High Court ordered a by-election.[1]

Both general election candidates contested the by-election. The poll was won by the Cook Islands Party's Teariki Heather.[2] The by-election attracted a higher number of votes than the general election, in part because of a slight increase in enrolments.[3]

Akaoa by-election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CIP Teariki Heather 204 54.0
DP Keu Mataroa 174 46.0
Turnout 378


  1. ^ "Cooks court orders by-election". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  2. ^ "Cook Islands Party wins Akaoa". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  3. ^ "Preparations nearly completed for Cook Islands by-election". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-11-23. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
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