Candidates in the spotlight
With election papers already in front of you or about to arrive, The Timaru Herald starts its in-depth coverage of candidates.
Today's coverage concentrates on the Waimate District Council candidates. Seven candidates are standing in the Waimate ward for four positions, two in the Hakataramea-Waihaorunga ward for one position, and four in the Pareora-Otaio-Makikihi ward for two positions. In the Lower Waihao ward, Sheila Paul stands unchallenged and automatically qualifies for a seat on council.
Of the 14 candidates The Herald contacted, nine responded. John Wall, Sheila Paul, Stuart Thomson, Peter Collins, and Arthur Gavegan did not reply.
Tuesday will bring the Mackenzie District Council candidates, and also the mayoral candidates from all three districts answering questions.
Their responses will be filmed and posted on timaruherald.co.nz.
On Wednesday we will cover the South Canterbury District Health Board candidates.
To view our online coverage of these candidates, visit our special "Elections" section of the Timaru Herald website.
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