Nelson candidates answer your questions
ALDEN WILLIAMS AND ADAM ROBERTS
With just over a week until voting closes and the official candidates meetings over, the Nelson Mail has put your questions to those gunning for mayor.
In the last fortnight the paper has requested questions for the mayoral candidates in the two electorates.
Suggestions ranged from how they would handle a zombie invasion to the implications of privatising the Nelson city’s parking wardens.
In the end, three questions were put to each mayoral candidate, and their responses recorded and edited down to videos of about a minute.
The videos are posted below in alphabetical order.
For those who have yet to cast their vote, the responses may be enough to sway them either way.
Indeed, voter returns still appear to be slower than in previous elections.
As at close of day yesterday, 8009 people had voted in the Nelson city election, which is a cumulative return rate of 22.82 per cent compared with 24.30 per cent for the same time in 2010 and 22.40 per cent in 2007.
To view the Tasman candidates' video interviews, click here.
For more coverage of the election, visit our Election Timeline.
The final questions for the Nelson candidates were:
- Why should people vote for you?
- How will you control rate increases and debt?
- What are your plans to expand Nelson’s science, technology and engineering sectors?
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