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April 29, 2019 | by  | in Homepage News | [ssba]

VUWSA By-Election Results

A live stream of the IGM can be found on the VUWSA Facebook page.

With nearly 600 votes cast for each position, the by-election results for VUWSA’s Welfare and Sustainability Officer (WSO) and Engagement Vice President (EVP) roles were announced.

Previously filling the position as an interim member, Te Puawai o te Atua Waller was elected WSO for 2019.

Newcomer Michael Turnbull just barely beat previous interim holder Kimberley McIntyre for the EVP candidate, by 12 votes.

McIntyre told Salient that she was encouraged by how tight the race was, “as it signals increasing student engagement.”

She also wished Turnbull and Waller well, and thanked the VUWSA exec for making her time as interim WSO “an absolute pleasure” and “a blast.”

Both Waller and Turnbull thanked those who supported and voted for them in the campaign, with Waller echoing satisfaction at the degree of student engagement all round.

Waller gave a “big massive shoutout” to the other EVP candidate Katie Berriman, expressing her keenness to work with Berriman and her ideas.


Turnbull also thanked candidate and incumbent McIntyre for her work at VUWSA, saying she had “set a pretty high benchmark” and was looking forward to meeting it.

VUWSA Results:


Te Puawai o te Atua Waller: 310

Katie Berriman: 242

No confidence: 45

Total votes cast: 597



Michael Turnbull: 232

Kimberley McIntyre: 220

Sophie Lee: 109

No confidence: 35

Total votes cast: 596


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