Worried about the cost of the proposed new wastewater treatment plant ...? Not happy with the performance of council ...?

Do you want to see a roof on the velodrome and a paved precinct in the middle of Victoria Avenue?

Whatever your concerns, October's local body elections will give you the chance to influence the future of our district.

And we have plenty of people who believe they have some of the answers - 33 district council candidates and seven people vying to be mayor.

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So the Chronicle is hosting three public meetings at which the candidates will be making a picth for your vote -- and where you will have the opportunity to quiz them.

In past years these election forums have proved very popular, virtually filling the concert chamber at the War Memorial Centre - and we will be back there again this year.

Meetings for Whanganui District Council candidates will be held on Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8, while the mayoral contenders will front up on Thursday, September 15.

The doors will open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

We are also inviting readers to submit questions in advance - so if there is a question you would like to put to the candidates, email it to: editor@wanganuichronicle.co.nz or post it to Editor, Wanganui Chronicle, 100 Guyton St, PO Box 433, Wanganui 4500, or drop it into the Chronicle office.