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Keeping local politicians on a short leash

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In 1967 and 1990, there were referenda on increasing the time between parliamentary elections from three years to four. At both referenda nearly 70 per cent of voters rejected a longer term; the New Zealand public have always favoured keeping their politicians on a short leash.

Now, the Taxpayers Union and Local Government NZ are proposing we increase the time between council elections from three to four........

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