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The po­lit­i­cal land­scape is shap­ing up to be one of the most in­ter­est­ing in re­cent elec­tions with just over a week to go un­til polling day on Septem­ber 23. Labour is now ahead in some polls while Na­tional con­tin­ues to warn vot­ers about sup­port­ing per­son­al­i­ties over pol­icy. This de­spite its last elec­tion cam­paign which was squarely put on the shoul­ders of for­mer prime min­is­ter John Key and his pop­u­lar­ity as a leader. In Mata­mata, peo­ple will be vot­ing for candidates con­test­ing the Waikato seat, which in­clude Na­tional’s Tim van de Molen, Labour’s Brooke Loader, Green Party’s Philippa Steven­son and NZ First’s Stu Hus­band. They have all made them­selves ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic, hold­ing var­i­ous meet­ings, clin­ics and tak­ing part in de­bates in town. It’s im­por­tant every­one take the op­por­tu­nity to vote for their pre­ferred candidates and party. It is also im­por­tant that we hold the elected candidates and part to ac­count when they be­gin work­ing and rep­re­sent­ing the elec­torate for the new three-year term.

Lawrence Gullery MATA­MATA CHRON­I­CLE: (07) 888 7011 News Director: Lawrence Gullery, 027 839 6388, lawrence.gullery@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz AREA SALES MANAGER: An­to­nio Ganz, 027 204 2920, an­to­nio.ganz@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz ADVERTISING CON­SUL­TANT: Ja­nine Bar­rett, 027 404 9073 ja­nine.bar­rett@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz RE­PORTERS: Rex­ine Hawes, (07) 888 7011, rex­ine.hawes@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz and Mike Bain, (07) 827 3840, mike.bain@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz CLASSIFIEDS: lynda.mcrae@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz (dead­line 3pm Mon­day) DIS­PLAY BOOK­ING DEAD­LINE: 3pm Thurs­day DIG­I­TAL EDI­TION: mata­mat­achron­i­cle.co.nz ADDRESS: 2 Tainui St, PO Box 148, Mata­mata 10,425 AU­DITED CIR­CU­LA­TION (ABC for 12 mths to 31 Dec 15).

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