This Thursday, four of the front-runners in the Auckland Super City mayoral election go head to head in the New Zealand Herald Great Debate.

Current Auckland mayor John Banks, Manukau mayor Len Brown, North Shore mayor Andrew Williams and candidate Colin Craig face off at the Auckland Town Hall's concert chamber from 6.30pm this Thursday, September 16.

Veteran broadcaster and Herald on Sunday columnist Paul Holmes will be MCing the debate and candidates will face questions from panellists Bernard Orsman, the Herald's Super City reporter, Herald columnist Fran O'Sullivan and former Metro editor Bevan Rapson.

Readers can send in their own questions for candidates to here or via the nzhdebate Twitter account. will be live-streaming the entire debate from 6.30pm.

Be sure to grab a copy of tomorrow's Herald for our comprehensive Super City election pull-out guide.