Let's get our whinging out of the way first. Then we'll talk about how to fix this thing.

Local body elections suck. They're boring. They're so boring they make the prospect of flossing your teeth both attractive and urgent. As in, "honey can you fill in your local body election form please?"

"No, I absolutely must floss my teeth right now."


They're boring because they require research. You don't know any of these names standing for council. You don't know if they're left or right or literate.

You skip the DHB elections. We all do.

You don't know where