Election forum planned

Central Otago voters will get the chance to pose some curly questions to Waitaki electorate candidates on September 1, face to face.

Central Otago Grey Power is hosting an election forum at 1.30pm, at St Aidan's Church hall in Alexandra.

Grey Power secretary Jacqueline Goyen said the organisation had hosted a forum every election for the past 20 years.

''We'd like people to take this opportunity of hearing what the candidates have to say and after the candidates have given a statement, they'll be answering questions from the floor.''

Nominations of election candidates close on August 25 and with only a week between that date and the Alexandra forum, Mrs Goyen asked potential candidates to advise her of their intentions, so they could take part in the meeting.