New Zealand's Bird of the Year has just been announced as the hoiho. In October this year, as voting for the 2019 title got under way, former grey warbler campaign manager Graeme Hill looked at past controversies - and confessed to some very bad behaviour indeed.

Forest & Bird's 15th Bird Of The Year poll is about to take off and it will be unlike any other, because this year you can vote not just for your favourite bird but your top five favourites. It's not first past the post any more. It's not even MMP. It's STV and

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