Tag: Race Briefing

Race briefing: The highly successful Māori wards in the Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council was the first in New Zealand to vote in Māori ward seats. This election, the region's longest-standing Māori councillor is up against some fierce competition.

Race briefing: Dunedin, the left-wing utopia/drunken hellhole of the south

In our latest local elections 2019 race briefing (read the rest here), Josie Adams assesses the bastion of progressive virtue that is Dunedin/Ōtepoti.

Race briefing: Hutt City, where a 28-year-old might become mayor

In our latest local elections 2019 race briefing (read the rest here), Alex Braae breaks down the surprisingly bitter Hutt City mayoral race.

Race briefing: Great Barrier Island, home to the highest voter turnout in Auckland

In our latest local elections 2019 race briefing (read the rest here), Josie Adams looks at the battle to wrest control of the beautiful offshore outpost, Great Barrier Island/Aotea.

Race briefing: the betrayals and back-stabbing behind the Invercargill election

In our latest local elections 2019 race briefing (read the rest here), Josie Adams looks at those who would dare oppose Tim Shadbolt’s record reign.

Race briefing: The fierce pit fight for control of Hamilton City Council

In our latest local elections 2019 race briefing (read the rest here), Hayden Donnell dips his toe into the extraordinary battle for the Tron.

Race briefing: Waitaki District mayoralty, aka the Overlord of Oamaru

Who will be the overlord of Oamaru, in the race to become the Waitaki District mayor?

Race Briefing: Gisborne, aka the ‘farewell mayor Meng Foon’ election

Over the course of the local elections period, The Spinoff is running primers on some of the most interesting races around the country. Today, we look at the Gisborne District Council election.

Race briefing: The Otago Regional Council

Who is standing, what are the big issues, and how does the voting work?