11 Jun 2019

Why local government is important

From The Panel, 4:46 pm on 11 June 2019

October 12 is the date for local body elections, so it might well be a time to start thinking about how you might vote.

But if we were to take Auckland as an example, we are just really unenthused about it. Just 25 percent of eligible Aucklanders voted in the 2016 local body elections.

We ask Jean Drage, a reseacher and teacher of local government and politics, why they're important.