Hamilton residents are being urged to stay vigilant and report suspicious activity around community sites after vandalism, break-ins and thefts.
Four separate sites have been targeted over the last two months, including a public toilet block in Swarbrick Park which had only just been refurbished after a suspicious fire.
Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.
They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".
What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here