On 3 September, Auckland Council published the final list of candidates for the upcoming local elections in October. There are 8 candidates for the councillors for the Waitākere Ward with some familiar names including Greg Presland and Linda Cooper. For the Waitākere Ranges Local Board, there are 15 names up for consideration, with candidates from Westwards and Future West dominating the list.
Voting takes place on 12 October with Aucklanders deciding on who will represent them as Mayor, Councillors and local board members. Sadly, only 38.5 per cent of Aucklanders took part last time so be sure to check your post box for your papers and get them sent back.