Horizons Regional Council looks after the region covering Ruapehu, Whanganui, Manawatū-Rangitikei, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua. This is your chance to say who you want to represent you when decisions are made for the region over the next three years. The people who are elected to Horizons Regional Council will make many decisions on your behalf. They will set Horizons’ rates and decide how the community’s money should be spent to achieve a sustainable region. Nominations opened 19 July and closed 16 August. Voting papers will be delivered from 20 to 25 September; election day is on 12 October 2019. For more information including candidates' bios, visit the Horizons website.