- Christchurch City Mayor: Lianne Daziel
- Shirley-Papanui: Ali Jones
- Fendalton-Waimairi: Raf Manji (I would like three votes here as Jamie + Claudia are both good. It is important to me to have someone like Raf on CCC though, so he is my first vote).
- Burwood-Pegasus: Glenn Livingstone, Robyn Nuthall
- Riccarton-Wigram: Vicki Buck, Peter Laloli
- Hagley-Ferrymead:Paul Lonsdale, Yani Johanson (updated)
- Spreydon-Heathcote: Erin Jackson, Tim Scandrett
- Banks Peninsula: Paula Smith
Now I don’t agree with Sam on all his choices. I think Paul Lonsdale would make a very good Mayor, who has already done a lot for the city. I’d also endorse John Stringer for Shirley-Papanui.
But Sam has spent three years on a community board and through his SVA work knows many of the candidates, so I think his picks will be of interest to many. He also names people worth supporting for local boards.