The race is on to be mayor of Hastings District after Lawrence Yule became MP for Tukituki.
There are six candidates hoping to replace him: Bayden Barber, Sandra Hazlehurst, Simon Nixon, Stuart Perry, Allister Tosh and Waitawhara Tupaea.
In the second of four videos Local Focus asked the candidates: "What inspired you to run for mayor?"
Ballots are due in letter boxes for postal voting in November and if sitting councillors
Bayden Barber, Sandra Hazlehurst or Simon Nixon become mayor, another by-election will be necessary ahead of the normal election cycle in 2009.
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