noun_405134_ccLocal councils, regional councils and District Health Boards are all vital parts of our democracy and have a huge impact on our daily lives. For that reason it is important to vote!

EveryChildCounts has been surveying candidates about what they can do to make their communities more child-friendly. You can view the responses on their website

In Auckland and Wellington the Living Wage movement has been asking mayoral and council candidates what they will do to support the Living Wage if elected.

The Closing The Gap group have also come up with questions for candidates about issues that impact inequality and you can view the responses from Tauranga candidates on their website.

The Public Health Association in Wellington has rated candidates on based on their position on equity, population health, fluoridation, and knowledge and experience.

The VoteLocal app has been developed to help Auckland, Wellington and Palmerston North voters

Gordon Campbell wishes you all good luck in the local body elections “game of chance“!