Election season is now in full swing with 29 candidates vying for 12 seats on Whanganui District Council.

It's a council that will be led by incumbent mayor Hamish McDouall who has been elected unopposed for a second term.

But what does the Whanganui community think the big issues this election are and what does it want from the incoming council? Jesse King finds out.

In recent weeks, the Whanganui Chronicle has been profiling the candidates on what Whanganui's big issues are and what they think they can do to help resolve them.


Housing and rates are two words uttered