We are searching for the best people to shape our cities, towns and regions.
Hear from elected members around why they chose to stand, what some of their achievements have been and the advice they offer to those considering standing in this year's elections.
Claire Barlow, Mayor of McKenzie District Council, 2010 - 2016
Andrew Judd, Mayor of New Plymouth District Council, 2013 - 2016
Annette Main, Mayor of Whanganui District Council, 2010 - 2016