The brand new electorate of Port Nicholson, located in the heart of Wellington City, has proved to be a highly contestable area, with no clear leader coming through in local polls. Despite Wellington's reputation as a liberal Labour stronghold, it appears that the newest subdivision of the population has managed to encompass the entire political spectrum, with candidates from National, Labour, the Greens, NZ First, Conservatives, and Internet Mana all in with a fair chance of election day satisfaction.
We went out to the Port Nicholson voters for some insight on what's important to them - join Destination Beehive's live studio audience to see how it all plays out!
I'll totes be voting for who has the best personality. If there's one thing the media has taught me this year it's that policy is irrelevant.
Cathy McTavish, 35, Port Nicholson
I always vote green because we need to look after our planet. Who cares about taxes if we keep having super storms which knock out power and basic services for days on end?
Hannah Solo, 32, Port Nicholson
My election issue is: preserving my right to walk around topless
Nadine Bonaparte, 28, Port Nicholson
Vote 1 for the bogans!
Vodka Marie, 60 something, Port Nicholson
Destination Beehive opens Friday, 29 August and runs until Election Night, 20 September. The Thursday, 28 August $25 Preview is nearly SOLD OUT and Opening Night is completely full! Tickets are going quickly for the whole season, so book soon to avoid disappointment. www.circa.co.nz or 801-7992.