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.
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
Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.
You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.
We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!