Story: Local and regional government

Local-body election hoardings, 1986

Local-body election hoardings, 1986

The elections for local- and regional-authority representatives traditionally attract less attention than parliamentary elections, but can still feature vigorous battles between rivals. This 1986 photo of hoardings, mostly for candidates for Wellington City Council's eastern ward, shows that four candidates standing under the Labour Party banner have joined forces to deliver a joint message on sewerage works – because the maximum size of each hoarding was limited by law. The other two hoardings are for candidates standing on the Citizens and Ratepayers banner.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1986/4380

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Local government in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 Feb 2015