Local body elections; not the best elections, but the only one we’ve got for now

At the start of the run up to the local body elections here in Tauranga Moana, I had imagined providing a bit of a precis of all the candidates standing for the Tauranga City Council, for Tauranga mayor, the Regional Council and for the DHB. Then I started looking at Facebook pages and websites and… Read More Local body elections; not the best elections, but the only one we’ve got for now

If you don’t vote, you’re already complaining

In between the controversy over berm mowing in Auckland and panic that Americas Cup sailors might go offshore if we don’t fund them quick enough, you might find the odd article about voter apathy in the postal voting for local body elections. In Hamilton, the worst performing local body, less than ten percent of eligible voters… Read More If you don’t vote, you’re already complaining