9 Aug 2022

Local councils send an SOS

From Midday Report, 12:16 pm on 9 August 2022

Rate payers will have to fork out more money to repeat council elections if the large number of vacancies in key roles around Aotearoa can't be filled.

Local Government has issued an SOS to get more nominations, as most councils don't have enough to fill their existing vacancies

Local Government New Zealand member Lan Pham told Charlotte Cook it was not a job for getting rich, but it's one where you could richly reward the community.