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Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

Nom­i­na­tions for this year’s lo­cal body elec­tions close on Fri­day and num­bers are so far low.

That means that if you want to play a key role in shap­ing your com­mu­nity from the coun­cil or com­mu­nity board ta­ble in the next three years, then you need to move quickly and get your name on the list.

We all have plenty to say about our lo­cal road­ing is­sues, wa­ter, sew­er­age, the state of tourism and de­vel­op­ment. Sit­ting in an elected mem­ber’s seat gives you the op­por­tu­nity to learn more about these things and help make the de­ci­sions that will de­ter­mine your fu­ture, your fam­ily’s fu­ture and your com­mu­nity’s fu­ture.

You might won­der why peo­ple work­ing in the news care about such things. We do what we do be­cause we be­lieve in democ­racy. And democ­racy doesn’t work with­out peo­ple bring­ing their ideas and thoughts to the de­ci­sion mak­ing process.

The more di­ver­sity we have among our rep­re­sen­ta­tives, the bet­ter rep­re­sented we are.

Deb­bie Jamieson

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