With just two days until New Zealand goes to the polls, Local Focus spoke to members of the arts community across Tauranga Moana, asking "If you were to vote today, who would you vote for and why?"

The people interviewed favoured Labour and TOP, with particular emphasis on the leaders of both parties being commanding and revealing fresh ideas for the country's future.

Across Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty electorates there are 11 advanced polling booths open, where people can vote before this weekend.

And for those yet to enrol, it isn't too late. They can enrol when making an early vote.

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