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Cen­tral Otago elec­tion votes down

Time is run­ning out to vote in this year’s lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions. As of Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 7, just 34.1 per cent of votes had been re­turned for the Cen­tral Otago dis­trict, which was down al­most 6 per cent on the same point from the 2010 elec­tions. Cen­tral Otago Dis­trict Coun­cil elec­toral of­fi­cer Kara Leckie said to be guar­an­teed postal de­liv­ery by noon on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 12, the votes needed to be posted by to­day. Votes can also be dropped into the Coun­cil Ser­vice Cen­tres up un­til Fri­day. The Alexan­dra Coun­cil of­fice will be open on Satur­day from 9am till noon to al­low for Spe­cial Vot­ing and last-minute votes.

Queen­stown-Lakes votes trickle in

Vot­ers in Queen­stown-Lakes Dis­trict are prov­ing ap­a­thetic with four out of five elec­tors yet to re­turn bal­lot pa­pers at the lat­est count. The elec­tion closes on Satur­day but by last Thurs­day only 19 per cent of the elec­torate re­turned bal­lot pa­pers in Queen­stown, 24 per cent re­turned for Wanaka ward and 20 per cent for Ar­row­town. Of 18,862 bal­lot pa­pers posted to the dis­trict elec­torate over­all, 21 per cent – or 3926 – have been re­turned. The cu­mu­la­tive re­turns to­tal to Oc­to­ber 3 is less than the to­tals for the cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod in the last two lo­cal au­thor­ity elec­tions.

In­ter­na­tional health speaker

Cre­ator of the 12-week men­tor­ing sys­tem the­life­plan Ja­son Shon Ben­nett will be pre­sent­ing in Queen­stown. He spe­cialises in longevity, fast­ing, whole­foods, weight loss, nu­tri­tion, the trans­for­ma­tion of di­ges­tive, bowel and im­mune sys­tems and the preven­tion of mod­ern life­style dis­eases. He speaks at Tanoa Aspen Ho­tel on Oc­to­ber 17 from 7pm till 9pm.

Li­brary and le­gal re­view

The Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil is un­der­tak­ing a strate­gic re­view of li­brary ser­vices, as rec­om­mended in the or­gan­i­sa­tional re­view. It is invit­ing pro­pos­als, which are due by Oct. 23. Pro­pos­als are also sought for pro­vi­sion of le­gal ser­vices, clos­ing Oct. 22.

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