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
MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for Hawke's Bay.
Valid: 38 hours from 4:00am Tuesday to 6:00pm Wednesday.
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria about the ranges and coastal hills.
An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am today.
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Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!
Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?
9.8% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year9.8% Complete
2.2% I use it as an excuse to dress up!2.2% Complete
22.4% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness22.4% Complete
36.6% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night36.6% Complete
29.1% It's just like any other day for me29.1% Complete