Last time Kiwis chose local governments, Waikato councils had the lowest four voter turnout figures.
They were in Matamata-Piako District (24.1 per cent), Ōtorohanga District (25.1 per cent), Waikato District (30.6 per cent), and Hamilton City (33.6 per cent).
Suggested reasons include uncontested races, apathy, and people not knowing how to vote or feeling disconnected from their council.
Read more here.
What do you think the reasons are?
Hi neighbours - Jacinda Ardern has announced that all schools and kura would be expected, by 2022, to teach the country's history.
Curriculum changes would reset a national framework so that all learners and ākonga were aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they had influenced and shaped the nation.
What do you think? Should New Zealand history be taught in all schools, or are there other, more important subjects to teach?
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