We asked four people at the Grey Power meet-the-candidates event what they looked for when choosing their councillors.
Openness is the biggest thing for me, and remembering who pays their wages.
JULIE COWELL, 70
Honesty and realising it's not all about them.
RUTH FERREIRA, 60s
Someone who cares about people - considers the people in all their decision-making.
BERNIE COWELL, 69
Someone who looks after youth to ensure they have something to do and makes sure the core services are covered.
JUDY GREEN, 68