The Mayoral hopefuls are out there campaigning.
We have a meeting in our hall on the 30th July at 3pm and you can listen to them try to convince you that they are the best.
In the meantime tell us who you would like to be Mayor by taking part in our poll, to the right of this story.
Will it Penny Bright, Victoria Crone, Phil Goff, John Palino or Mark Thomas? Or someone else?
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In many countries, a mayor (/ˈmɛər/ or /ˈmeɪər/, from the Latin maior [majˈjɔr], meaning “bigger”) is the highest-rankingofficial in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.
Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor, as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated. Depending on the system chosen, a mayor may be the chief executive officer of the municipal government, may simply chair a multi-member governing body with little or no independent power, or may play a solely ceremonial role. Options for selection of a mayor include direct election by the public, or selection by an elected governing council or board.