Ah local elections. 'Tis the season of promises and persuasion, of hoardings and handshakes. Ten people have signed up for this months-long job interview with a formidable interview panel: Tauranga's voters. Each voter will decide for themselves the criteria they use to decide their top-ranked candidates - single-transferable vote (STV) this year, remember - from those they will give no ranking at all when it comes time to fill in their ballot. Some candidates are experienced political playmakers, others offer a fresh perspective. All were given a set of questions to give you a sense of their personalities, priorities and

Greg Brownless

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Andrew Hollis

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