Local body elections are often accused of being boring, but there's been plenty of reasons to smile during the most recent campaign.

Don't vote for me

She was the accidental candidate, after a form mishap saw Kay Boreham find herself trapped in a council race she did not want to be part of.

The Whakatāne-Ōhope Community Board member wanted to stand for the board again, but filled the wrong form and became a candidate for Whakatāne District Council.

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