Only 31 per cent of people in New Zealand's biggest city have voted in the Local Body Elections, with polls set to close at midday.
As of Saturday morning, Auckland voter turnout was sitting at 31.48 per cent, which is 3.7 per cent lower than in 2016 and 1.7 per cent below 2013, which had the lowest ever turnout for an Auckland Council election.
Usually the last day of voting will add between two and three per cent, meaning this years election could fall short of the 2013 low of 35.2 per cent.
Click the link to read more and find out how to vote if you are yet to do so, but be quick - you only have until 12pm.
The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.
The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.
28.6% Definitely - it’s inhumane28.6% Complete
14.3% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun14.3% Complete
14.3% I don’t have an opinion14.3% Complete
42.9% Only for those found guilty of abuse42.9% Complete
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following overnight closures for motorway improvements: Northern Motorway (SH1), Central Motorway Junction (CMJ), Southern Motorway (SH1), Northwestern Motorway (SH16), Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), Southwestern Motorway (SH20).
Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am - unless otherwise stated. Please follow the signposted detours. Click here to see a detailed list of affected areas.
Safe travels neighbours!
Auckland Council has alerted beach-goers to 39 city spots that have a "high risk" of illness from swimming.
The warnings come after yesterday's deluge of rain that overloaded parts of the storm and wastewater networks. A black alert indicating a very high risk of illness from swimming was issued for Castor Bay just after 3pm yesterday.
It's recommended that people do not enter the water while the warnings are in place.
Check here to see where's safe to swim.
Source: NZ Herald