Auckland’s local election is less than six months away, says Auckland Council, and Aucklanders are looking for bold leadership to take on the opportunities and challenges the city will face in the upcoming term. Local councils are the level of government closest to the community. The hunt is on for candidates to put their hands up to take on the challenge and play a critical leadership role in setting the strategic direction of their city. Nominations open 15 July 2022 and close 12 August 2022.