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Why you should become a candidate video transcript

[00:02 - Video: Upbeat music plays behind the narrator’s voice while the words ‘Why candidate?” appear on right-hand side of the screen and a photograph of Sky Tower is shown on the left-hand side of the screen, followed by a street view of Queen Street – Shortland Street traffic light].

Narrator: Tāmaki Makaurau's population is set to grow to over 2 million by early 2030.

[00:07 – Video: the words ‘Help shape the future of Tāmaki Makaurau’ appear on the screen behind the narrator’s voice].

Narrator: If you’re passionate about continuing to create our thriving and growing city, then think about running in the local elections. You don’t have to be a boss, or have a degree; or even have had experience on committees or boards. You just need to be passionate about Auckland’s future.

[00:25 – Video: the words ‘Make decisions on the things that matter to your community’ appear on the left-hand side of the screen, while a photograph of a dance group performing move on the right-hand side of the screen].

Narrator: We’re looking for candidates from all backgrounds, so the decisions made represent the views of our diverse communities. If this sounds like you, think about standing as a candidate.

[00:36 - Video: The words ‘Take part in local elections’ appear on the top of the screen. The URL for the Vote Auckland page is shown as, while upbeat music continues to play behind the narrator’s voice].

Narrator: Find out more about how you can take part in the local elections at

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