FROM THE EDI­TOR

South Waikato News - - Your Local News -

Some­times it feels like the election, and pol­i­tics in gen­eral, al­ways hap­pens some­where else.

The key fig­ures al­ways look like they are in Welling­ton, the is­sues are al­ways in the cities where all the vot­ers are and us in the smaller towns, just cast our vote and hope for the best.

In a tight election like this one though, we ac­tu­ally can make a dif­fer­ence. One elec­torate could make or break a Gov­ern­ment. Take the lo­cal Ma¯ ori elec­torate of Te Tai Hauauru, for ex­am­ple where the in­cum­bent - Labour’s Adrian Ru­rawhe is locked in an in­trigu­ing bat­tle with the Ma¯ ori Party’s Howie Ta­mati.

Those key bat­tles will de­cide the election and it is so im­por­tant for peo­ple to vote.

Labour leader Jacinda Adern stormed though the area last week and we can prob­a­bly ex­pect more of the same as can­di­dates work them­selves into the ground in the fu­ri­ous dash to the line.

Make sure you add your flavour on Septem­ber 23.

Daniel Hutchin­son NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Daniel Hutchin­son, daniel.hutchin­son@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz; 027 809 6854. SE­NIOR RE­PORTER: Luke Kirkeby, 027 204 2913, luke.kirkeby@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. SALES MAN­AGER: An­to­nio Ganz, 027 204 2920, an­to­nio.ganz@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz SE­NIOR SALES CON­SUL­TANT: Matt Holmes, 027 807 4632, matt.holmes@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz, CLAS­SI­FIEDS: 0800 800 373 swn@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz or Lynda 07 888 7011, MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: 0800 339 000, DIG­I­TAL EDI­TION: south­waika­tonews.co.nz. FACE­BOOK: face­book.com/south­waika­tonews. DIS­PLAY AD DEADLINES: 4pm Thurs­day. AD­DRESS: 45 Heuheu St, Taupo or PO Box 205, Taupo

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