The weather in the Bay of Plenty has been good and turnout in the morning was quite heavy, but has tailed off in the afternoon. There has been a lot of advance (early) voting and from what I understand this is a trend that is getting stronger, so there will be less votes cast on the day itself and it makes predicting turnout a bit more difficult. There is still a couple of hours to vote - polls close 7pm.
Annette popped into the local branch office today on her way through the electorate. She has already voted and was relaxed. She will be at Rotorua for the Waiariki campaign party later today.