The main political parties say they have confirmed most of their candidates for the Auckland super-city elections. Nominations open on Friday.
The Citizens & Ratepayers party says it will field up to 200 candidates.
Three left leaning parties will work together to cover the region.
Nominations close at noon on 20 August.
Voting begins on 17 September and closes on 9 October.
The new Auckland Council comes into being on 1 November. It will replace eight existing councils.