Dick Quax wins by-election

Dick Quax has cleaned out all the opposition in the by-election in Howick ward.

Former Olympic runner Dick Quax has won an Auckland Council seat in his second attempt.

Mr Quax yesterday won the Howick ward byelection called to replace councillor Jami-Lee Ross.

Mr Ross resigned from the council after he won the Botany parliamentary byelection caused by the resignation of National MP Pansy Wong.

Mr Quax, a former Manukau City councillor, won 41 per cent, or 11,600 of the byelection votes.

Well done Dick, now go get stuck into Len?Brown?and his furtive and?sneaky?mayoralty.