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The mayoral race in Whangārei has just three contestants and one is in it mainly to boost her chances of winning a council seat.
As hundreds of candidates compete for a spot on their local council, some are determined to go a step further and make history, by becoming their region's first Māori mayor.
With local elections looming, Newshub crunched the numbers on local councils “splashing cash” on Christmas parties for staff. It turned out to be a drop in the bucket, and the online exclusive… Audio
While eight candidates are vying for the top job in Hamilton, only three appear to be front-runners.
Prospective politicians with hired hands from PR are flying kites in the media before committing to a campaign. Candidates running for office should be covered as news but can the media avoid being… Video, Audio
Philippa Tolley hosts a Local Body Election Special with winning mayors reacting, and RNZ reporters rounding up results from across the country. Audio
Our Auckland Correspondent says something is missing from Auckland's mayoral election race - voter enthusiasm. Audio
A candidate in one of the biggest contests for a seat on the Auckland council says there's an underbelly of racism in the city's south-eastern suburbs. Todd Niall reports. Audio
Some surprising sums were paid at a political fundraiser recently, raising questions that weren't fully answered in the media. Audio
Four mayoral candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to lead Wellington. Find out where each stands on policy.
Philippa Tolley and the Insight team present edited highlights of the 2013 Local Elections. Audio
Tim Shadbolt is about to start his ninth term as Mayor, having been re-elected in invercargill for the seventh time. Audio
Six new woman mayors have been elected - with many beating male incumbents to take the top job. Audio
The makeup of the Hawke's Bay Regional Council remains uncertain with one key result to be decided on special votes. Audio
Dr Andy Asquith is the director of the public management group at Massey University and a specialist in local government Audio
Our Auckland correspondent Todd Niall looks at Len Browns reelection. Audio
Dunedin's re-elected mayor Dave Cull easily held off his eight challengers. Audio
The new Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel says she wants to hit the ground running on Monday. Audio
In Wellington, incumbent Mayor Celia Wade-Brown comfortably beats her main challenger. Audio
The Auckland Mayor Len Brown and his supporters celebrated his win at a bar in the inner city suburb of Kingsland. Audio