Welcome to the Nelson Mail's 2013 local body election guide for the Tasman District Council.
We have taken three key issues and asked each candidate for their views. We have not sought to publish profiles of all the candidates.That information is readily available in other places, including in the candidate guidebook, which will be included with voting papers; and on the official website, elections.org.nz.
We asked each candidate to answer three questions in a maximum 30 words per question. Only one candidate, sitting Motueka ward councillor Jack Inglis, didn't reply.
Hopefully, the approach we have taken will give readers some sense of the principles behind the individual, and of the sorts of issues the successful candidates will have to confront.
If you want to know more, please take it upon yourself to contact individual candidates to sound them out.
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