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.
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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.
39.5% Definitely - it’s inhumane39.5% Complete
10.2% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun10.2% Complete
4.7% I don’t have an opinion4.7% Complete
45.6% Only for those found guilty of abuse45.6% Complete
Police and Coastguard have concerns for the welfare of the owner of a fishing kayak, after it was located full of gear in the water near Auckland's Stanmore Bay.
The kayak was located on the northern side of Whangaparāoa, between Stanmore Bay and Manly Beach. Police urgently need to speak to the owner of the kayak as there are concerns for their welfare.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Police on 0800 102 835 or Coastguard on *500.