Some say the nationwide turnout was at an historical low, others claim that once special votes are accounted for it wasn't that bad. Anyway, the weather was great.
The cheerily vapid faces of citizen participation, or the severed heads of democracy?
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee makes inroads into Labour-held territory in the recently reopened City Mall. At the close of voting the seat of Christchurch Central was tied, to be decided on special votes.
Tough luck Brendon Burns?